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Storsvindlers rekordstraf in the Supreme court

One of the biggest fraud cases in recent times is to be finally determined in the Supreme court. The former director and owner of the bankrupt lysfirma Hesali

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Storsvindlers rekordstraf in the Supreme court

One of the biggest fraud cases in recent times is to be finally determined in the Supreme court.

The former director and owner of the bankrupt lysfirma Hesalight, 47-year-old Lars Nørholt, were in court sentenced to seven years ' unconditional imprisonment for having defrauded more than 600 million dollars.

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Lars Nørholt was hailed by bl.a. the then Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, before he was revealed as a fraudster. Photo: Carsten Bundgaard

While the judgment is fixed, its length will now be examined by the Supreme court. It confirms Lars Nørholts lawyer, Christian Laubjerg, opposite the Finance.

- We are of course positive to have tried strafspørgsmålet, but we had hoped that we could also tried some of the bevistemaerne, he says.

the Lawyer has not the answer on the Extra Blade's inquiries about the case. It has also not been possible to get a comment from the attorney general, who shall conduct the case in the Supreme court.

See also: Storsvindler sentenced to 7 years in prison

Lars Nørholt was in court, convicted of fraud, forgery, vat fraud, fraud by creditors and mandate of around 630 million dollars.

the Punishment of seven years " imprisonment brought him up on the side of the Stein Bagger, when it's about the toughest penalties for economic crime.

The most stringent penalties in cases of financial crime

Stein Bagger, the IT Factory - 7 years imprisonment Lars Nørholt, Hesalight - 7 years imprisonment Britta Nielsen, National board of social services - the 6.5 years in prison Klaus Riskær Pedersen - 6 years in prison Bjorn Stiedl, cases of selskabstømmeri - 6 years in prison Steen Gude, Stones Invest - 6 years in prison

But in fact, had the fraud squad called Lars Nørholt was punished even harder. 'Not under 8 years of imprisonment' sounded prosecutors ' demands for the punishment.

If the Supreme court were to manage to get up there, the penalty will be historic.

With appeltilladelsen to the Supreme court, there will regardless be added yet another capital to the case of Lars Nørholt and Hesalight, which has long looked like a great success.

the Company that sold lights and lamps - had nice accounts and in 2014 and 2015, a big investment from a number of companies.

By using accounts pumped up with fake contracts attracted Hesalight in 2014 and 2015 investment of nearly 600 million.

Here are the largest investors:

PenSam : the Investment of 260 million crowns.

IKEA group : the Investment of 187 million crowns.

Danske Bank : the Investment of 52.5 million euros.

PensionDanmark : the Investment of 52.5 million euros.

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But since the stock market and the Jyllands-Posten in the spring of 2016 began to dig in Hesalights relationship, toppled the skeletons out of the closet.

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Hesalights head office in Roskilde. Photo: Rune Aarestrup Pedersen

It turned out that the company was not the alleged success: There was revealed the fudge with customer references, Lars Nørholt was taken in to dress up her CV, and the accounts were dumped by the Danish business authority.

It all culminated in november of 2016, when Hesalight went bankrupt.

the Same day was the company's office in Roskilde and Lars Nørholts villa in the same city raided by the fraud squad.

In the aftermath of the Hesalights bankruptcy, Lars Nørholt lost a number of cases in the court.

He has gone personally bankrupt, has been given the disqualification of company directors and is now slated for storsvindel.

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Lars Nørholt (tv.) and Hesalights former sales manager Luciano Grosso. Both are sentenced to prison, but has appealed to a higher instance. Photo: PR/Hesalight

Also is the former director together with four other former top officials in the Hesalight sentenced to pay a compensation of eur 200 million. kr. to the company's bankruptcy estate.

a few months ago was Hesalights former sales manager Luciano Grosso also sentenced to prison for two years for his role in the case. He appealed to the high court.

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