|Born||23 April 1941|
|Died||23 October 2019 (Age 78)|
|Interest of||Dutroux Affair|
Jean-Michel Nihoul better known as Michel Nihoul, was a Belgian businessman and acquaintance of Marc Dutroux.
During the 1990s and 2000s, he was the subject of a media and legal case in connection with the Marc Dutroux, but was acquitted with a Nolle prosequi in 2010 for alleged involvement in child abduction.
He was sentenced to five years' imprisonment for drug trafficking and criminal association.
Nihoul was a central person in the Dutroux affair and it stands to reason that only a number of deaths and criminal misconduct from the Belgian police force made it possible for him to walk free from the most severe accusations. Many people think that he was the (or one of more) central organizer(s) for a criminal network that abducted children of the streets in Belgium.
After his release from prison he was very frank in some of his interviews and let it be known that he is the kind of mafia person that he was made out to be.
In 1996, Michel Nihoul was convicted of fraud, forgery and the use of forgery within the framework of his activities within Nonprofit organization "SOS Sahel", a Belgian Association without lucrative purpose.
In 1998, he was accused by "Witness X1", Régina Louf, of having participated in the murder of Christine Van Hees, in 1984 in a mushroom farm in Auderghem.
In June 2004, he was sentenced to 5 years in prison for criminal association, notably with Marc Dutroux and for drug trafficking. He was released after serving a third of his sentence. He was acquitted of complicity in the kidnappings of children for which Marc Dutroux had been sentenced to life imprisonment. He was released on parole on April 28, 2005.
In 2007, he announced legal actions against Régina Louf and journalists who defended the thesis of the pedophile network during the Dutroux affair.
On April 23, 2008, he published an autobiographical book, with sales reaching 10,000 copies in Belgium after two weeks of the launch of the book.
In 2009, he created the Nonprofit organization "Adheh", an association dedicated for the defense and honour of human beings, which he managed from Zeebrugge where he resided.
In 2010, he was dismissed for all charges related to the kidnappings and deaths of minors during the Dutroux case. Also in 2010, Michel Nihoul claimed 250,000 euros in damages from Marc Verwilghen, former Belgian Minister of Justice and chairman of the parliamentary commission of inquiry into the Dutroux affair. Verwilghen himself announced a counter-action against Michel Nihoul.
Among his commercial activities was trade of aquariums. He was also a host on a radio station. Michel Nihoul died on 23 October 2019.
- Taisez-vous Nihoul, Sean Publishing, 2008. (in French)
- Slaap zacht, Sean Publishing, 2008. (in Dutch)
- Herwig Lerouge, Le Dossier Nihoul: les enjeux du procès Dutroux, EPO, 2004 (ISBN 2-87262-212-8)
- Moi Michel Nihoul, Georges Huercano-Hidalgo, editor Luc Pire, 2007, (ISBN 2-87415-723-6)
A Quote by Michel Nihoul
|Jeffrey Epstein/"Suicide"||“Everyone has compromising dossiers on one another, to be used as leverage in the right situation.”||2001|
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