Vennetjeneste or bribery?
The question, the Supreme court has now definitively take a position in the case where two of the rigmanden Karsten Rees friends, two police officers from the north Zealand Police, has lived on his farm in Kenya without paying for it.
The two policemen were first acquitted in the Court of Elsinore and ago sentenced to 20 days imprisonment in the high court to have received bribes from the rigmanden Karsten Ree in the form of a trip to the 73-year-old rigmands camp in Africa.
According to Ritzau, the Supreme court has enhanced the sentence against the two officers. The supreme court has determined that they should be punished with 40 days imprisonment.
the Prosecution demanded the 20-day suspended prison tightened to between 40 and 50 days, as it was felt that the officers had received bribes of Karsten Ree for 26.661 million, which was the estimated price for the stay in Kenya and on Zanzibar.
Since the matter last week was the Supreme court required the defense on the other hand, the officers should either be dismissed, or that the matter should be taken back to the court of appeal, as it was felt that there had been placed a proof in the court of appeal, which had not been put under hovedforhandlingen in the Court of Elsinore.
Understand the proceedings against the officers
In the fall of 2014 investigating the two officers from The Police a case against Karsten Ree on trafficking in human beings. In december 2014, waives the charges against Karsten Ree.
In march 2015, Karsten Rees neighbor is experiencing a hjemmerøveri. Rigmanden finds tracks in the snow and contacts the two officers who have previously investigated him in order to look at the spores and, moreover, about the security of his home.
There occurs a good chemistry between the parties during the visit to Karsten Rees home. The ushers and Ree talking about dreams and journeys, and it is here the journey to Karsten Rees farm in Kenya, Karen Blixen Camp, comes in. The ushers and Karsten Ree are not talking about price or discounts for the journey.
22. november to 6. december is the two cops in Africa – respectively, at the Karen Blixen Camp and at the Bluebay Beach Resort Tanzania. They paid even airline tickets and transport in Africa. The prosecutor believes that the journey has a value of over 26,000 pounds Karsten Ree believes that his gesture to his friends, actually cost him around 500 dollars. They lived free of charge in farmens tents and come on already arranged tours.
the police officers were acquitted in the Court of Elsinore in september 2017. The case was appealed by the prosecution. In march 2018, they received each a sentence of 20 days imprisonment in the high Court to have violated the penal code provision on passive bribery.
One of the major pivot points have been, how close friends Karsten Ree and the two police officers was when journey came on the speech.
the Friendship between the two cops and the Ree occurred when they were investigating a case of human trafficking against rigmanden. The criminal charges dropped in december 2014.
When the charge was dropped, invited Ree ushers home on Vedbæklund, because his neighbor had been the victim of a hjemmerøveri. Rigmanden wanted an assessment of where his home was. Betjentenes visit developed amicable, and it was there in the beginning of 2015, to the camaraderie started, and the journey to Africa came on to talk.
The two officers travelled in the end of 2015 to Africa. The police officers paid even for transit, but living absolutely free in the Rees camp. Rigmanden has previously estimated that his expenses for their stay amounted to about 500 dollars and not in the vicinity of the 26,000 crowns, which the prosecutor has claimed.
Karsten Ree never been indicted, but has been present in court when the case has been dealt with.
It has previously emerged in court that the one cop told his boss that he travel went to Turkey to Kenya and the Rees camp. Photo: Tariq Mikkel Khan
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the police officers have been suspended from their jobs in the north Zealand Police in the case.