Monday, December 14, 2015

Chair of Lower House of Parliament Resigns due to Scandal

Liberal parliamentarian Anouchka van Miltenburg resigned as Chair of the Lower House of parliament.  It was recently revealed that she had destroyed an anonymous letter stating that parliament had been misinformed about a deal in which former prosecutor Fred Teeven had released 5 million guilder to a drug dealer, monies which had been frozen as part of an investigation.  When the inaccuracies became public, Teeven, who was deputy minister of Justice and his minister, Ivo Opstelten (both liberals) resigned.

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