Manager at RUG suspected of fraud

A technical manager employed at the RUG was arrested this week on suspicion of fraud.

The Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) – the Dutch Anti-Fraud Agency – arrested eight people┬ásuspected of corruption and money laundering on Monday. One of the arrested individuals is a technical manager at the RUG. The RUG manager may have accepted money from construction and maintenance companies.

The Anti-Fraud Agency conducted searches of six houses and two businesses in several locations, including the town of Harkstede. It is not yet known if any evidence was found.


The FIOD is not yet certain how much money is involved, but RTV Noord reports that it is a matter of hundreds of thousands of euros. The agency has already seized several properties, bank accounts and other assets.

RUG spokesperson Gernant Deekens confirms that a technical manager from the university is involved and that the person has been place on non-active status. The RUG is cooperating fully in the investigation, according to the spokesperson.