Ex-KPMG Executive Acquitted Of Fraud

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Ex-KPMG executive acquitted of fraud.Jaap van Everdingen, the former director of accountancy firm KPMG, was fully acquitted of fraud on Friday by the Amsterdam District Court.

Three co-suspects were also acquitted.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) had asked nine months in prison against Van Everdingen in the case of the development of the new KPMG head office in Amstelveen.

KPMG is claimed to have incorrectly declared the corporate income tax return from 2009 to 2011.

The costs for the design of the new office were improperly listed as costs.

A false realisation agreement was also drawn up for the construction of the new office.

The Court of Amsterdam ruled that there were too few leads for the tax fraud.

She also states that there is no question of forgery.

The OM had also demanded six months in prison for property developer Fred Meijer, plus a fine of 100,000 euros.

Against the financial controller of KPMG, Pim Botterman, and the business partner of Meijer,

Leon Bots, it demanded 180 and 120 hours of community service respectively.

KPMG already settled with the OM in 2017 by paying a fine of 8 million euros to the tax authorities.

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