Jos van Rey

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Jos van Rey
Jos van Rey (1987).jpg
Jos van Rey (1987)
Personal details
Born Jozef Franciscus Bernard van Rey
(1945-04-15) 15 April 1945 (age 72)
Roermond, Netherlands
Political party Liberal People's Party Roermond (2013–present)
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (1965–2013)

Jozef Franciscus Bernard "Jos" van Rey (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːzəf frɑnˈsɪskɵs ˈbɛrnɑrt jɔs vɑn rɛi]; born 15 April 1945) is a Dutch politician from Roermond.[1]

Van Rey was a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (1965–2013), member of the States of Limburg (1982; 1995–2011), member of the House of Representatives (1982–1989; 1991–1998), and member of the Senate (2011–2012).[1]

Since 2012, Van Rey is suspected of political corruption and he is being prosecuted for alleged bribery, alleged disclosure of confidential information, and alleged electoral fraud.[1][2][3][4] The criminal trial started in the court of Rotterdam on 4 April 2016.[5]

In 2013, he co-founded the Liberal People's Party Roermond (LVR), after which he was expelled from the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) due to a conflict of interest.[6] In 2014, Van Rey was installed as a member of the Municipal Council in Roermond for the LVR.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Dutch) J.F.B. (Jos) van Rey, Parlement & Politiek. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. ^ (Dutch) "Van Rey wil Teeven en Opstelten laten horen", de Volkskrant, 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ (Dutch) Joep Dohmen & Paul van der Steen, "Verdediging wil Opstelten en Teeven horen in zaak-Van Rey", NRC Handelsblad, 2015. Retrieved on 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ (Dutch) "Corruptiezaak VVD'er Van Rey voor de rechter", De Telegraaf, 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  5. ^ (Dutch) Saskia Belleman, "Megastrafzaak tegen Van Rey van start", De Telegraaf, 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  6. ^ (Dutch) "Van Rey geroyeerd als lid VVD Roermond", De Telegraaf, 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  7. ^ (Dutch) "Jos van Rey geïnstalleerd als raadslid", De Telegraaf, 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2016.