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Charges against top officials for possible perjury

A lawyer for victimized benefit parents is going to file a complaint against three (former) top officials of the Ministry of Finance for perjury. They allegedly lied to the House of Representatives about what they knew about a particular memo.

This morning, Trouw and RTL Nieuws reported that the two highest officials of the Tax and Customs Administration and the Ministry of Finance knew about the secret memo about the allowance affair, but denied this in their interrogation under oath before the Parliamentary Interrogation Committee Child Care Allowance.

Former boss of the tax authorities Jaap Uijlenbroek said in his interrogation that he “in no way” knew the memo. The then top official of the Ministry of Finance Manon Leijten said she could not remember reading the memo.

‘Set an example’

“It is impossible that they can no longer remember this,” said lawyer Orlando Kadir in the NPO Radio 1 program Humberto. He represents hundreds of parents.

He will file a police report on Monday. He says that director of Allowances Agaath Cleyndert has also lied and is therefore also filing a complaint against her. “An example must be set here. This is not possible.”

Charges against top officials for possible perjury
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