Racketeers cut off Dutch fraud suspect's toe
It has emerged that the man whose toe was cut off last weekend by armed extortion racketeers in Belgium was a suspect in a high-profile Dutch fraud case.Belgium - It has emerged that the man whose toe was cut off last weekend by armed extortion racketeers in Belgium was a suspect in a high-profile Dutch fraud case. Danny Klomp is being investigated in connection with Palm Invest.
The company took minimum investments of EUR 50,000 for shares in luxury construction projects in Dubai.
The company was unable to account for the cash and its directors were arrested at the beginning of 2008 for suspected fraud.
Klomp and a business associate were in Belgium last weekend and were threatened by armed men who cut off his toe. After being held for 12 hours, the two were allowed to go on the condition they paid a large amount of money to the men the following day.
Klomp informed the police who accompanied him to the pay-off rendezvous. Two Dutch men were arrested there.
Klomp himself was arrested on Thursday for breaching bail conditions.
His lawyer complains that he is being held in the same prison complex as his attackers of last weekend.
Radio Netherlands / Expatica