The financial settlement of the bankruptcy of Car Driver Deals is taking serious shape now that the total damage claims have exceeded the limit of 39 million euros. Despite the creditors being unable to contact the former managers, the curators Peter Broekmans and Bob van Brink, who have been working on the file since July 2021, have kept in touch with the brothers.
The curators transferred the case to the FIOD after numerous fruitless attempts to untangle the financial chaos. Out research by De Limburger it turned out that Car Driver Deals worked closely with Global Technology & Innovation, a crypto company based in Dubai. The disappearance of money to unknown accounts in Dubai and the emptied gold account in Germany add an international element to the investigation, which increases the complexity for the FIOD.
The Limburger knows that the curators secret meetings had with 'without a trace' brothers. Despite the bankruptcy and growing debt, brothers Jan and Geert Golsteijn, former owners of the company, continue to maintain their innocence. They state that they victim from competitors who wanted to squeeze them out of the market because of their disruptive pricing model.
Our editorial staff also provides many messages published around this issue. Car Driver Deals lured customers with lease contracts at rates well below market prices, with the condition that payments were made up to four years in advance. This unusual business model, which initially seemed beneficial to consumers, quickly turned into a financial debacle when suppliers went unpaid and reclaimed their vehicles. This pattern eventually led to the unraveling of what is now considered a pyramid scheme, where new investments covered old debts.
The bankruptcy wave started with Atvangarde BV, one of the brothers' companies, which collapsed in July 2021 after an application by Huiskes Kokkeler Autolease BV. The declaration of personal bankruptcy of the brothers means that creditors now had to turn to curator Peter Broekmans for the submission of claims. The law firm Delissen Martens at the time took on the representation of almost 900 victims and is in consultation with the curator for the representation of these creditors.