Nov 22, 2023 at 12:45 p.m
At the end of 2022, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) ordered Inez Weski to be followed for a few months in an investigation into her actions. Ridouan Taghi’s then lawyer is suspected of being part of his criminal organization.
This much became clear on Wednesday in a hearing of the Marengo trial. Arthur van der Biezen, one of Taghi’s current lawyers, quoted from the investigation into Weski.
The main suspect in the Marengo trial is also a suspect in 26Palma, as the investigation into Weski is called. Taghi has not yet been interviewed by the police.
The file further states that Weski is suspected of “passing on messages from Ridouan Taghi to persons active in the trafficking of narcotics and the laundering of drug money during the period from December 19, 2019 to probably the end of 2020,” Van der said. Rushes.
December 19, 2019 is the day on which Taghi arrived in the Netherlands after his arrest in Dubai. The file would also contain an even longer committal period, namely one until March 2021. From that month onwards, Youssef Taghi visited his cousin and then client Ridouan Taghi in prison. Youssef has been sentenced to 5.5 years for passing on messages from Ridouan.
Also permission to use recording equipment
Weski, who was arrested in April 2023, is also suspected of this. According to Van der Biezen, the criminal file surrounding the former lawyer states that the investigation focused on messages sent via Sky ECC. In October 2022, messages that allegedly came from Weski’s account were added to the file.
Two months later the order was also given to observe Weski. “For what purpose? Has confidential communication also been recorded?” Van der Biezen wondered out loud.
From April 19, 2023, there is also permission to use photo and video equipment, vision intensifiers and motion detectors and positioning equipment in or on vehicles. According to Van der Biezen, the file also states that Weski’s telephone traffic was “monitored”.
The question is whether all these resources were actually deployed, because Weski was arrested on April 21. It is still unclear when the first hearing will take place in the trial against Weski. The former lawyer has been free since June. Her lawyers have already announced that their client will not make a statement.
Lawyer accuses the Public Prosecution Service of ‘abuse of powers’
Van der Biezen discusses the investigation into Weski, because Taghi’s lawyers believe that she has been discredited by the Public Prosecution Service. “The time at which this happened and the investigative tools that were applied and the times at which they were applied indicate abuse of powers on the part of the Public Prosecution Service.”
According to Van der Biezen, all this happened to replace Weski, “a lawyer who is not well liked by the Public Prosecution Service”. The fact that Weski has been portrayed as unreliable would also reflect on Taghi’s current lawyers and thus make their defense impossible.