RUG fraudster remains in custody

Hans G., a manager employed by the RUG who is suspected of large scale fraud, will remain in custody for a longer period.

A judge in Almelo ruled today that G. will be held for an additional 90 days pending the outcome of the investigation.

G., head of the maintenance department, is the primary suspect in an investigation into corruption, forgery of documents and money laundering. He was apprehended two weeks ago by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD), as were his son and his daughter-in-law. The investigation involves eight suspects.

Second RUG suspect

On Tuesday, the RUG made known that a second employee from the department had been placed on inactive working status per request from the FIOD. The maintenance department consists of 20 employees who work under Hans G. and others who worked with him through companies outside the university.

According to multiple sources from within and outside the university, G. was able to defraud the university for more than 20 years and other RUG staff were reportedly aware of the misconduct. The RUG has hired Hoffmann, a business investigation bureau, to look into the fraud and whether any other university staff were involved.