After the judgment was handed down, and also because it had been handed down in peculiar circumstances (i.a. without public hearing, after two judges had attempted to discuss the case at the house of the third judge whom was granted leave of absence, and after a failed intervention by the Public Prosecutor to regularise the situation), the then Minister for Justice Jo Vandeurzen and Prime Minister Yves Leterme were accused in the press of having tried to influence the judicial proceedings.
Jo Vandeurzen reacted on 16 December 2008 by issuing a press release; Yves Leterme reacted by sending a letter to his colleague on 17 December which he read before Parliament on the same day.
On the basis of the latter letter, the first judge of the country -Ghislain Londers- sent a letter on 18 and 19 December 2009 to the Parliament in which he accused the Executive of having tried to influence the judicial proceedings.
This accusation, in turn, lead to the demise of Vandeurzen, Leterme and the whole government.
- Brief De Le Court aan Vandeurzen 15 december 2008
- Brief Londers aan Schurmans 15 december 2008
- Persbericht Jo Vandeurzen 16 december 2008
- Brief Yves Leterme 17 december 2008
- Brief Londers 18 december 2008
- Persbericht Jo Vandeurzen 18 december 2008
- Cassatienota 19 december 2008
- Persmededeling Jan De Groof 19 december 2008
- Traduction en français de la note de la Cour de Cassation du 19 décembre 2008
- Ontslagbrief Jo Vandeurzen 19 december 2008
- Ontslagbrief Yves Leterme 19 december 2008