RB: Prosecution demands one year and six months in prison for ex-Nittedal mayor charged with corruption

Hilde ThorkildsenPhoto: Paul Kleiven / NTB
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The prosecution is asking for one year and six months in prison for Nittedal’s ex-Mayor Hilde Thorkildsen, who is accused of corruption.

Esben Kyhring described the offense as serious in his court proceedings on Thursday.

“The violation is serious. That is quite clear,” he stated, according to the newspaper Romerikes Blad (RB).

In addition, the prosecutor filed a claim for confiscation of NOK 120,000 from Hilde Thorkildsen in favor of the state.

The police are also asking for one and a half years in prison for Thorkildsen’s co-defendant in the case, a local businessman. Both Thorkildsen and the local businessman are charged with gross corruption.

NOK 125,000 transfer

Thorkildsen has, at her own request, been suspended from the role of mayor since December last year, while the corruption case against her is ongoing.

According to the indictment, she was involved in the Municipality’s processing of cases where the businessman had interests and ownership, including the regulation and development of a new residential area in Bjørnholtlia in Hakadal.

The indictment is further based on the fact that in November of 2013, the businessman arranged for the transfer of NOK 125,000 to a company that is partly owned by Thorkildsen. She previously ran two clothing stores, and the money transfer is linked to the company that owns these stores, according to NTB.

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

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