A man in his 30s, who was among those convicted in the largest doping case in Norwegian history in 2019, is accused of having contributed to attempted money laundering from prison.
“He is not charged with the sale of doping substances but attempted money laundering… He does not admit criminal guilt,” police attorney Jørgen Henriksen told the newspaper Bergens Tidende.
The man in his 30s was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison in August 2019 for being one of the main players of a group that is said to have stored 102 kilos of doping substances in several places in Norway.
He and six others are said to have traded 78 kilos of doping substances over the internet. The man in his 30s has now been charged with attempted complicity in aggravated money laundering.
Attempted money laundering – from prison
The trial starts in Hordaland District Court next week. The indictment states that the man tried to assist in exchanging NOK 181,000 in cash from Bergen prison in May 2020.
The cash originated from the sale of doping substances and other crimes, and an attempt was made to carry out an exchange for bitcoin.
“He did not succeed in his intention as the communication with John Doe (defendant no. 2, editor’s note) was discovered by employees in Bergen prison, and the postal package with cash was seized by the police,” the indictment states.
Another man in his 30s is also charged in the case.
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