Two tracks have been prosecuted in the tax fraud case for billions, but more people could be prosecuted.
Prosecution may be instituted against additional persons in the dividend case, which concerns unjustified refund of tax of DKK 12.7 billion.
In January, charges were brought against British Sanjay Shah and his suspected accomplice for dividend tax fraud worth about nine billion kroner.
In another trail of the case, three Britons and three Americans were charged in April with fraud for 1.1 billion kroner.
But the Bagmandspolitiet – as the Public Prosecutor for Special Economic and International Crime (Søik) is called – is also investigating a third clue in the case.
It emerged on Thursday during a court hearing in the Court in Glostrup on Thursday, where the dividend case was rolled out in broad outline, as a decision had to be made on a request for a name ban.
– There are three subgroups. They each have their own names, defense lawyer Christian Laubjerg said before he was interrupted by prosecutor Anders Møllmann from Søik:
– We would rather not have them.
They then agreed with the judge that it was not necessary to mention the names of the three tracks. Nor did they elaborate on what the third case is about.
Anders Møllmann does not want to comment on the case after the court hearing either. It is therefore unknown how many people or how much money the third case is about.
However, it is clear that it is still under investigation and no decision has been made on whether to prosecute yet.
Thursday’s court hearing was about whether the three Britons in the case of 1.1 billion kroner should be protected by a name ban. The actual trial will only begin later.
The judge refused to protect the three Britons with a name ban and emphasized, among other things, the historical nature of the case.
Therefore, it can now be mentioned that they are Anup Dhorajiwala, Graham McKenzie Horn and Rajen Ranmal Shah, who despite his name is not related to Sanhay Shah.
– Based on previous employment, they had know-how on how to make a system where it could make it look as if people owned shares, so you could recover withholding tax on them, says prosecutor Anders Møllmann.
Two of the Americans are Matthew Richard Stein and Jerome Lhote, who own the German North Channel Bank through which the fraud took place. The third American has also requested a name ban, but the court has not yet ruled on that.
In the case against Sanjay Shah and Anthony Mark Patterson, the Court in Glostrup has ruled that they should be remanded in custody in absentia – that is, without them being present. This is the first step towards being handed over.
However, the issue must first pass the High Court, which is expected to rule later this month.
Several of the defendants’ lawyers have previously stated that they deny guilt in the fraud.
/ ritzau /
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