A CEO (administrerende direktør) of a construction company in Trysil has been charged with serious, ‘white-collar’, economic crimes. Among other things, he registered fictitious invoices to an estimated value of 36 million.
According to NRK news, the indictment also comprises evasion of tax for eight years, including 11 million for 2012 alone. The illegal activities have taken place since 2007.
‘It is the first time police have managed to prosecute a string-puller, the man behind the crime, in such a case, and it is one of the largest cases of its kind in Norway’, said police attorney Richard Røed of the inland police.
Three men have already received a verdict in the extensive case against the eleven subcontractors involved, according to NRK.
‘The accused man has pleaded not guilty, and has a very different view of what happened than that which is described in the indictment’, said his defense lawyer, Randulf Schumann Hansen.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today