Oslo man sentenced to three years in prison for corona fraud. He has to repay more than 5 million kroner

Oslo District CourtPhoto: Trond Reidar Teigen / NTB
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A man was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for embezzling more than NOK 5 million from various support schemes during the corona pandemic.

The case was processed in Oslo District Court this week, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). 

In addition to the prison sentence, he was also sentenced to repay the NOK 5,434,287.

The man submitted applications for support from companies that had a large drop in turnover but did not meet the criteria for corona funding. 

Furthermore, false employment conditions were created, and salary subsidies were requested for the people who don’t exist.

Arrested again

The police arrested the man at the end of June, but he continued with the frauds after he was released. 

He was arrested again on September 23.

“In the court’s view, the accused’s choice and actions show that he has a complete lack of respect for the penal rules which are intended to protect the trust-based support schemes,” judge Ailu Gaup Stadigs wrote in the verdict.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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