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. The Dutch justice department later reported that three counts filed against Graus were dismissed, without going into details about the other accusations. 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.