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Visa chief endangers US security with Dutch loans

The woman has been working at the embassy since 2005 as the head of the visa issuing department. It was revealed in 2019 that he had built up a tax debt of 175,000 euros in the Netherlands without paying taxes for ten years.

The tax authorities are demanding 175,000 euros

The Americans put her on the street. The woman went to court to challenge the dismissal. According to her, the tax debt did not arise intentionally, but she was convinced that as an employee of the US Consulate, she did not have to pay any tax.

In March 2020, the Hague’s sub-district court ruled that he should not be placed in the consular queue due to the tax debt. The boss should re-engage the girl and pay her back wages.

Security

However, the embassy was not satisfied and appealed. The employer argued that there was ‘immunity from jurisdiction’ in this case. The Dutch court did not have jurisdiction to rule on the impeachment because American security was at stake.

According to the embassy, ​​the woman in the case was a security risk as she held a key position in the visa department. Her mounting debt makes her vulnerable to bribery or intimidation.

Terrorists

For example, it would risk issuing blank visas to criminals or terrorists, or passing on sensitive information. The Hague Court of Appeal went along with it in February 2021, so the woman She lost her job was used.

However, that was not the end of the matter. The employee appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, the highest court in the Netherlands. According to the employee, the embassy overstepped its authority in the visa application process.

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Supreme Judge

Now it has come to light that the woman lost that case too. It went public on a Friday Pronunciation The Supreme Court found that the Dutch judges were not competent to rule on the dismissal in this case.

The woman would have actually done the job and had powers that could endanger American security if they were misused.

No severance pay

The woman can now finally whistle for her job or severance pay. Because of the legally valid immediate termination, there is little chance that he will receive unemployment benefits.

She must now pay more than 6000 euros plus the embassy’s legal costs for the appeal and cassation.