Ap politician in Oslo convicted of embezzlement

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A man was sentenced to 90 days in prison for having embezzled more than NOK 200,000 which belonged to a local branch of the Oslo Arbeiderpartiet (Ap).

He transferred the money from the local branch’s account to his own according to a judgment from the Oslo District Court wrote Vårt Oslo journal. The politician forged documents that made it look like the money had been transferred from the local branch to Oslo Ap centrally.

The man was therefore also convicted of falsification in addition to gross embezzlement.

The money was taken from 2014 to 2018.

‘’The sentence is heavy because it is especially emphasised that the wealth of the convicted person is significant. The investigation has been going on for a long time, and it has been committed in the event of a breach of a particular trust that accompanies a position or assignment’’ wrote Oslo District Court in the verdict.

The man gave an unreserved confession in Oslo District Court, which gave him a penalty of 30 days.

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