Van Hoogstraten legal case
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NICHOLAS van Hoogstraten, the millionaire property tycoon, has been refused permission to appeal against a High Court judge's finding that he hired two hitmen to murder Mohammed Raja, a business rival.
PROPERTY tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten has called the High Court judge who branded him a murderer an "arsehole" - and hinted he may use violence against his tormentors.
THE property tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten was condemned in court as a murderer yesterday - two years after he was cleared of killing a business rival.
PROPERTY baron Nicholas van Hoogstraten was held responsible by the High Court today for the killing of business rival Mohammed Raja.
PROPERTY tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten was behind the "assassination" of one of his business rivals, a court heard yesterday.
PROPERTY tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten claimed a sweeping victory yesterday in his multi-million-pound legal battle with the family of a man he was once convicted of killing.
PROPERTY tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten today won his appeal over a £5 million claim by the family of a man he was convicted of killing.
NICHOLAS van Hoogstraten, a property tycoon whose personal wealth was once estimated at £500 million, yesterday pleaded with judges to allow him more time to raise money to fund a court action.
NOTORIOUS property tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten suggested today he was no longer sorry about the death of his former business rival Mohammed Raja, the man he was cleared of killing.
NICHOLAS van Hoogstraten came out fighting last night after he was formally cleared of hiring hitmen to murder his business rival.
NICHOLAS van Hoogstraten, the notorious property baron, walked free from court yesterday after a judge ruled there was no foundation for his manslaughter conviction for killing a business rival.
NICHOLAS van Hoogstraten, the property tycoon, could be freed after winning leave to appeal against his manslaughter conviction, his lawyer said yesterday.
NICHOLAS van Hoogstraten, the convicted killer, firmly believes he will walk free from jail tomorrow when he is sentenced at the Old Bailey for the manslaughter of a former business partner.
NICHOLAS van Hoogstraten, the property magnate who was convicted of manslaughter this year, yesterday won a High Court ruling that a prison governor had unlawfully denied him the right to see and take advice from an Italian lawyer before he is sentenced.
MOHAMMED Raja gave fellow landlords a bad name. He squeezed as many tenants as possible into his properties and had a reputation for poor maintenance; he ran up more than 100 convictions for breaching regulations.
TWO key witnesses in the trial refused to testify in court because of the fear of retribution from Nicholas van Hoogstraten’s henchmen.
ONE of Britain’s richest - and most notorious - property tycoons was yesterday facing a life sentence after being convicted of killing a business rival who dared to challenge him.
WHEN the south coast home of a rabbi was firebombed as he slept upstairs with his wife and six children, police immediately suspected an anti-Semitic attack.