Dutch minister resign over having misled parliament

March 9, 2015 9:23 PM

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch minister of justice and his state secretary resigned on Monday after evidence was found that they had misled parliament over a payment equivalent to 2 million euros made to a criminal in 2001.

State Secretary Fred Teeven, who was then chief prosecutor, authorized the tax-free payment to Cees Helman, a drug lord, after authorities failed to prove that money confiscated from him by the state had been illegally obtained.

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