Two bakers aged 34 and 38 have confessed to their role in the big money laundering case. On Friday, they were sentenced to six years behind bars.
Two bailiffs on Friday were sentenced to six years in prison for money laundering of DKK 353 million at the Copenhagen City Court.
That is what the Prosecutor’s Office writes in a press release.
The two men were arrested on June 11 by the State Prosecutor for Special Economic and International Crime (SØIK) – also known as the Police Department.
The men, who are 34 years and 38 years old, have acted as backers in an extensive scam that has cheated the Treasury for hundreds of millions of dollars.
The two men have both confessed their role in the extensive case of money laundering and VAT and tax fraud.
In the same case, on June 4, two other men were sentenced to five years in prison and two years and six months in prison, respectively.
In the case of the former convicts, these were immediate sentences, as the two confessed very quickly after the arrest. The swift decision has been called legal history.
In the Back Office, there is great satisfaction with the swift execution of the whole case.
– A quick and thorough investigation has been carried out which has made it possible to clarify the case at an early stage, says Nathalie Ghiorzi Elias, senior prosecutor at SØIK.
– This has meant that the two men have acknowledged their roles as backers in the case. They have been presented with the evidence of the case and this has led them to choose to confess.
– In conjunction with the court decisions on June 4, this is a very speedy case process, which we are extremely pleased with.
The 34-year-old and 38-year-old have given instructions to the two previously convicted and others charged in the case.
One of the former convicts, a 49-year-old man, acted as a kind of consultant on the case. He arranged to exchange large sums of money for the euro and then sent them to various companies abroad.
The other, a 62-year-old man, was a director of RR Staffers, where, according to his confession, he provided money laundering of DKK 78 million.
Several persons and companies are still being prosecuted, and investigations are continuing in the case, which is expected to be completed later this year.
/ Ritzau /