The National Criminal Investigation Department will not investigate possible interference by circles surrounding the royal house in the case of former Dutch-Argentine pilot Julio Bosch. This says a spokesperson for the National Bureau of Public Prosecution Service (OM).
If there is indeed a criminal offense, this is subject to statute of limitations, according to an OM spokesperson. That is why the investigation by the National Criminal Investigation Service was not pursued. “
A majority of the House of Representatives requested last week through a motion to have the National Criminal Investigation Department investigate whether someone on behalf of the Royal House had attempted to influence the Poch’s criminal investigation. The reason was a report by a commission led by Ad Machielse about investigating Poch and his extradition to Argentina.
The commission reported that in 2007 a call was directed to the Dutch representative of Eurojust, who had played a facilitative role in Poch’s initial investigation. The pilot is suspected of being involved in flights over the sea during which opponents of the regime of Argentine dictator Jorge Videla were dumped from the planes.
During that phone call, a woman claimed to be calling on behalf of the circles surrounding the House of Orange. At the time, research into Poch was still unknown to very few people. She described the situation as dire for Maxima, whose father was part of the system at the time. The Machels Committee inquired about the matter, but found no evidence of the allegation.
However, supporters of a new investigation believe the call could be viewed as an attempt to influence an ongoing criminal case.
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