OM dismisses Moszkowicz's accusations

19th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 February 2007, AMSTERDAM – The public prosecution department (OM) is distancing itself from comments by lawyer Bram Moszkowicz that the justice department deliberately damaged his credibility in order to make it impossible for Willem Holleeder to have a proper defence.

19 February 2007

AMSTERDAM – The public prosecution department (OM) is distancing itself from comments by lawyer Bram Moszkowicz that the justice department deliberately damaged his credibility in order to make it impossible for Willem Holleeder to have a proper defence.

"We pointed out to Moszkowicz a year ago that it was up to the lawyer to decide to what extent he can act on the suspect's behalf," the OM said on Monday.

"The OM also informed the lawyer in writing at that time that it was not its intention to damage his credibility," the OM said. "The OM is now vehemently distancing itself from those sorts of suggestions."

The justice department did say in its reaction that the investigation into Holleeder had brought certain facts to light. The justice department says it emerged that this suspect had had contact with his lawyer and/or his office that led the OM to gather "relevant witness statements and other documents, which have therefore been added to the case."

"What has been and remains the main point of the investigation is the fact finding in the criminal case against Holleeder," the OM stressed. "There is no criminal case against Mr. Moszkowicz."

[Copyright Expatica + ANP 2007]

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