Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the County Court sitting at High Court of Justice: Erenstein & Koekkoek

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Committal for Contempt of Court in Open Court at the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division)

Pursuant to paragraph 13 of Practice Direction: Committal for Contempt of Court – Open Court dated 26 March 2015 

In relation to claim no.  HC-2016-001519  on 15 March 2018 at the Royal Courts of Justice in London HH Judge Mark Pelling QC sitting as a Judge of the High Court sentenced Hendrik R Erenstein and  Ruud Koekkoek each to an immediate custodial sentence of 3 months for contempt of Court. The basis of the sentence was that Mr Erenstein  and Mr Koekkoek had each been in contempt of court by intentionally attempting to interfere with the course of justice by (i) knowingly and consciously swearing affidavits which they knew to be false and/or misleading; and (ii) attempting to use these affidavits to remit, suspend, set aside or otherwise interfere with an Order of the Court. The sentence imposed by Judge Pelling was suspended until 26 April 2018.  If, by that date, Mr Erenstein and Mr Keokkoek have satisfied the Court that they have purged their contempt of Court, including the contempt of Court identified in the order made by Mr Justice Warren, the Court will consider, in the light of any apology afforded, whether to remit the whole or any part of the sentence imposed on them.