Top lawyer Inez Weski has been remanded to court for two weeks after being arrested last Friday for allegedly passing on a message from his client and gang boss Ridouan Taghi.
Weskey, who has practiced as an attorney for more than 40 years, has decided to step down from defending Taghi, Trau reported Monday afternoon.
She was arrested on Friday and her home and office were raided by police looking for evidence. They suspect she leaked the information from her Taghi, who is held in solitary confinement in Vught’s high-security prison and is only allowed contact with his lawyer.
Lawyers cannot pass information to third parties, even family members. Earlier this year, Taghi’s nephew, then a lawyer, was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison after a judge found he was working as a messenger between his uncle and the outside world.
Youseff T said during the trial that he had no choice but to comply with his uncle’s demands.
Taghi is one of 17 defendants on trial in what has become known as the Marengo case, many of which hinge on a single royal witness.
Three people have already been killed in connection with this incident. The crown witness’s brother, his lawyer Derk Wiersum, and his best friend and TV crime reporter Peter R de Vries.
Early in the hearing, the prosecution department accused several attorneys representing the defendants of passing on information, but these claims were later revealed to be false.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2023/04/lawyer-inez-weski-remanded-in-custody-drops-taghi-defence/ Lawyer Inez Weski Remanded, Withdraws Taghi Defense