Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Former Dutch Minister Lobbied for Libyan Businessman with Ties to Gaddafi

The Dutch prosecutor’s office has seized the belongings of a Libyan businessman who is suspected of having removed 28.5 million euro from Libyan state funds.  An investigation is underway.  Former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Ben Bot has intervened on behalf of the Libyan who had close ties to the late dictator Muammar Gaddafi.  It has become known that Bot received payment for his involvement. Bot says that he had checked and that the Libyan could not be blamed for any wrongdoing. Bot received the assignment to lobby on behalf of the Libyan from the wife of the former British Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.  She works for a London law firm which advises the Libyan businessman.

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