Former Brussels councillor guilty of betting shop burglary
Friday, 28 June 2019
A former municipal councillor was found guilty of robbing a Ladbrokes shop in Schaerbeek. Credit: Google Street View
A Brussels municipal councillor has been found guilty of taking part in the burglary of a betting shop in the municipality of Schaerbeek in February, according to a ruling on Thursday.
Kenan Aydogan, former Écolo councillor in the municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode in Brussels, has been handed a probationary sentence which will see him banned from betting shops and casinos for his involvement in the burglary.
Aydogan was found guilty by a Brussels correctional court of helping his accomplices to rob a Schaerbeek betting shop in February.
Following the theft, security footage from the betting shop, a Ladbrokes, was released, showing the former councillor enter the shop just before the burglary took place.
In March, the 30-year-old man announced he was leaving green party Écolo and leaving politics behind “for personal reasons,” according to reports in local media.