AMSTERDAM - "Their ambition was to become the greatest food-service company in the world," said Dutch prosecutor Hendrick Jan Biemond last week as he read from a statement presented to the court explaining Ahold's corporate climate under former Chief Executive Officer Cees van der Hoeven. Moments later Biemond requested prison sentences of 20 months for van der Hoeven and former Chief Financial Officer Michiel Meurs in their civil trial here. Prosecutors are seeking a lesser term of 12 ...

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