Jan Pieter De Nul
Jan Pieter De Nul is a Belgian businessman. He is the Managing Director of the company Jan De Nul Group an internationally operating dredging and construction company. He runs the company, together with his brother Dirk De Nul.
He started his career in the family business as head of the international dredging activities. Since 1978, he is the CEO of the company.
Bribing: guilty, but a clean record
In January 2002, Jan Pieter De Nul, together with his brother Dirk De Nul, was convicted to three years of suspended prison sentence for bribing Willy Goedgezelschap, the Belgian federal tax official responsible for checking the Jan De Nul Group tax filings. Goedgezelschap was reportedly bought cars for a value of 370000 €, plus two houses.
On 16 April 2003, the Ghent court of appeal still found De Nul guilty, but it suspended the conviction for five years. The court took into account his crucial role in managing a specialised dredging business, the main source of employment for many people, and the fact that the tax official was said to have taken the initiative for the bribing.  
- "Zware straffen in dossier De Nul". De Standaard (in Dutch). 21 January 2002. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- "Broers De Nul krijgen opschorting". De Standaard (in Dutch). 17 April 2003. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
- "ANALYSE. Staan bedrijfsleiders boven de wet?". De Standaard (in Dutch). 18 April 2003. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
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