In 2006 the District Court of The Hague sentenced the accused to a prison term of eight years for being an accomplice to intentional violations of the arms embargoes, but acquitted him of complicity in war crimes. In a 2008 appeal, the Court of Appeal in The Hague acquitted him of both charges. The Public Prosecutor’s office lodged an appeal in cassation against this judgement, which the Supreme Court ruled to be well-founded in 2010. The Supreme Court quashed the Court of The Hague's judgement and referred the case to the Court of Appeal in Den Bosch. In 2017 the latter court sentenced the accused for both charges to a prison term of 19 years, against which he subsequently lodged an appeal in cassation.