Longer sentence in infamous UG fraud case

Hans G. sentenced to 32 months in jail

Longer sentence in infamous UG fraud case

Hans G., the former manager of the UG’s technical department, has received a longer sentence on appeal. The court in Zwolle sentenced him to 32 months in jail. He will also have to pay damages of more than a million euros.
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at 16:21 PM.

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In May 2017, G., who is now 68 years old, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to three years in jail, six months of which were probational, and damages in the amount of 450,000 euros. He appealed this decision.

But this court’s sentence is more severe than the previous one. The court says that Hans G. ‘was the key figure in this case of professional corruption’ at the university and that he took other people down with him, including his wife, his son Michael, and Michael’s girlfriend. The court said G.’s ‘impertinence [was] shocking’.

Cars and money

G. was responsible for the maintenance of dozens of UG properties in Groningen. For years, he took money from friendly construction companies in exchange for lucrative jobs at the university. He was also ‘paid’ in luxury items such as cars.

He created fake invoices to make the UG pay the bills, costing the university a little over a million euros.

Earlier, the directors of two of the construction companies were convicted, as well as G.’s son and his girlfriend. G.’s wife was acquitted by the court in Almelo three years ago.

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