Oslo: Five people charged in Boligbygg corruption case

ØkokrimPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB

Five people have been charged in the so-called Boligbygg case in Oslo, the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime in Norway (Økokrim) states.

The indictment comes after Økokrim has investigated the circumstances surrounding the property purchases of the municipal company Boligbygg Oslo.

Three people have been charged with corruption for having paid a consultant hidden fees in connection with the sale of property to the Oslo Municipality, Økokrim stated in a press release.

The previously hired consultant is accused of passive corruption by having received “an undue advantage.”

A fifth person is charged with money laundering by assisting in transferring NOK 1.1 million from one of the sellers to the consultant.

“Corruption in large purchases that involve public funds is a threat to society, Økokrim takes that very seriously,” prosecutor Håvard Kampen said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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