Real estate magnate killed in The Hague

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8 November 2007, THE HAGUE - 47-year-old real estate magnate Victor 't Hooft was found dead in The Hague on Wednesday evening. His death was the result of a crime. His son-in-law Bart ter Maten has confirmed this to Dutch press agency ANP. The man was killed in his home on the Bezuidenhoutseweg. Police found the body after a report of a shooting. The police still have no indications of who the perpetrators might be, said a spokesperson for the police on Thursday.

8 November 2007

THE HAGUE - 47-year-old real estate magnate Victor 't Hooft was found dead in The Hague on Wednesday evening. His death was the result of a crime. His son-in-law Bart ter Maten has confirmed this to Dutch press agency ANP.
 
The man was killed in his home on the Bezuidenhoutseweg. Police found the body after a report of a shooting. The police still have no indications of who the perpetrators might be, said a spokesperson for the police on Thursday.

The police are investigating the home and its vicinity, but have found nothing so far. ‘T Hooft's home is relatively near to the Huis ten Bosch, home of Crown Prince Willem Alexander and his family.

Last year 'T Hooft and his son-in-law reopened the famous café De Landbouw on the border of The Hague and Wassenaar.

The café was in danger of closing down permanently because of the construction of a road on the site. 'T Hooft and his son-in-law rebuilt the café in its original state 100 metres from its former location.

Victor 't Hooft was in the news several years ago when alderman of The Hague Hilhorst had to step down in connection with his failure to supervise the sale of the Housing Management company. The municipality wanted to hive off the company and hoped to get EUR 100 million for it.

During the sales process it emerged that the Housing Management company had sold a large number of homes to real estate dealer 'T Hooft, making the company worth a great deal less than originally hoped.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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