Foundation will settle with the priest convicted of fraud

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The priest Are Blomhoff is convicted of embezzling almost NOK 16 million, which was mostly spent on sex parties and booze. Now he wants to repay part of the money to avoid  lawsuits.
According to the newspaper VG will Blomhoff and his former employer, the Foundation Betanien will meet to sign a court settlement on 26 February.
– It looks like the case will come to a close, and I think we are very close to that now. This is an issue that has been a great strain on us, and which has gone on for a long time, says chairman Philip Rygg in Betanien.
It is not yet clear how much money the foundation will get back.
Blomhoff (62) was  sentenced to three years in prison in January last year after he admitted embezzling  NOK16 million from the Betanien-nursing  home he led in Alfaz del Pi in Spain. Most of the money is said to have been spent on prostitutes and alcohol, but employers also suspected that large sums could be tucked away and considered putting together a civil lawsuit to demand them back.
– I expect that we will arrive at a solution that will allow this to be brought to a close,  Blomhoff’s lawyer, Per-Erik Gaskjenn, says to VG.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today