Dion Graus

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Dion Graus (2013)

Dion Jean Gilbert Graus (born 19 March 1967 in Heerlen) is a Dutch politician and animal rights activist. As a member of the Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid) he has been an MP since 30 November 2006. He focuses on matters of agriculture, animal rights, small and medium enterprises, public transport, aviation and rail transport.

Graus is a former car salesman and sales representative in veterinary products, and worked for the local Limburg television station TV Limburg.

Controversy[edit]

In December 2006, stories in the Dutch media erupted accusing Graus of having a history of unpaid bills, fraud, lawsuits, disgruntled employers and abusive relations with women.[1] The Dutch justice department later reported that three counts filed against Graus were dismissed, without going into details about the other accusations.[2] In addition, the newspaper Volkskrant on January 27, 2007 found several NRC allegations lacking substance e.g. the bills had been paid for after all. The newspaper also reported that Graus had the full confidence of party leader Geert Wilders.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRC article on disputed background of Dion GrausNooit Veroordeeld (Never convicted) NRC Handelsblad December 10, 2006
  2. ^ [1] Zaken tegen Graus waren geseponeerd, NRC Handelsblad
  3. ^ (Dutch) Volkskrant January 27, 2007 Graus pareert de zwaarste aanvallen Link

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