‘We are all going to be rich’

A case study of the Dutch real estate fraud case

Authored by: Henk van de Bunt , Karin van Wingerde

The Routledge Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime in Europe

Print publication date:  April  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415722148
eBook ISBN: 9781315858432
Adobe ISBN: 9781317936718


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On 27 January 2012, the District Court of Haarlem, the Netherlands, convicted 11 defendants and four companies for their involvement in a case that became known as the biggest fraud trial in Dutch history. This case concerned a large and long-running fraud with offshoots that extended throughout the world of commercial real estate in the Netherlands. Because of these offshoots, the criminal investigation quickly became known as the ‘Klimop’ case (Ivy case). The fraud was committed by a group of employees who held leading positions in semi-public bodies and commercial enterprises in the real estate sector in the Netherlands.

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