#18: What is the profit of money laundering?

 

In Lawlunch #09 we gave a brief overview of the relevant jurisprudence regarding the crime of money laundering. Furthermore we stipulated that money laundering is a beloved ‘catch all’ charge of the Dutch Public prosecution. It is often used as a safety net to get an easy conviction. Since 1 January 2017 of this year new legislation on ‘simple money laundering’ has come to force and created even more opportunities for the prosecution. Another reason for the public prosecution to charge someone with money laundering is that they believe that it is an easy way to recover illicit assets. Recent jurisprudence however shows that the prosecution service has to step up it’s game in order to achieve that goal which might not be as easy as the prosecution would like it to be.  READ MORE

#09: Money laundering struggles

If the public prosecutor does not know for what crime he has to prosecute, he can always rely on money laundering. At least, this seems to be the latest strategy. The offence money laundering is often used by the authorities as a ‘safety net’ to come to an easy conviction. In the Netherlands the legal framework for money laundering is broad. Although the Supreme Court has set some boundaries the Public authorities wish to have a catch-all clause. However, judges keep on setting boundaries. We will give a brief overview of the (money) laundering jurisprudence in The Netherlands and the recent developments.READ MORE