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Danish sports club cheated with tax dollars: the Money is gone

The copenhagen basketballklub Stevnsgade Basketball in Nørrebro has abused foreningsmidler from the city of Copenhagen.

Such is the conclusion of a new report prepared by Internal Audit, which is an independent supervisory authority in Copenhagen, among other things, looking the municipality's seven administrations after the at the seams.

It writes TV2 Lorry.

the Extra Leaf has been previously described how the club has ripped off children with disabilities for a subsidy of 300,000 crowns, which Stevnsgade Basketball was reported to the police.

the Money would then be passed to the kørestolsbasket. A project that never came to anything.

the Irregularities in the club's economy consists among other things in the two invoices that are submitted as documentation for the purchase of five wheelchairs to the project.

In one case, there is talk of an offer at 216.444 crowns from a dealer who is at the top, so it looks like an invoice. In the second the dealer has not received the payment, and therefore is kørestolene not delivered.

According to the new report from the Internal Audit of the club overall, has constructed false documents, which have covered up abuse for a total of 257.144 crowns.

According to the report, Stevnsgade received a total 642.000 crowns from the Municipality of Copenhagen, as the club can't account for.

Here represents two thirds of the amount of project funds that cannot be documented properly spent in the financial statements. The last third is the payment of too many støttekroner for members under the age of 25 years.

- I'm really annoyed with how large the scale of fraud is now showing itself to be. The old board has cheated the systematic and forged members ' data, says Christopher Røhl Andersen, member of Culture and Leisure and Folkeoplysningsudvalget in the city of Copenhagen for The Radical, to TV2 Lorry.

From 2015 to 2018 has Stevnsgade Basketball received a total of 838.190 dollars in aid from the municipality for development projects.

In august last year, the new board of directors a notification to the Police by a former leader of the club.

the Case has since been reported to the police and continue to be investigated.

Ove Thelin, former president of Stevnsgade Basketball, have no knowledge of, that has been designed false documents in the club.

- In my world, we have never done, he says to TV2 Lorry.

The new board of directors in Stevnsgade has responded to the whole affair, first and foremost, to put the price on, so that they now focus on playing basketball and made fewer development projects.

In september 2018 interview with Extra Magazine the new board of directors in Stevnsgade Basketball. The interview you can read here:

Chairman of the board: It is a sad situation

that tax money can buy floats for the annual copenhagen basketballklub. It shows a access to Extra Magazine has sought in the past two years, grant to the club.

in Addition to the 300,000 to kørestolsbasket the club has, among other things, received 97.400 crowns to the activation of the girls in Nørrebro, 71.696 dollars to the recruitment of children and parents to early foreningsstart and 84.500 crowns for a cooperation with a housing company in Mjølnerparken.

A project by the name of Basketball at the School for the Children in the Nørrebro district alone has received serving 255,000 kroner.

And, in several cases, there are high labour costs of persons employed by the club associated with the projects.

15. august joined a new board in the club. Linda Herskov, who is the new chairman of the board, shall disclose in an e-mail reply to Ekstra Bladet, that the active will help to uncover the extent of fraud in the club.

’In the dialogue with the municipality, it turns out now, that the cases, the new board of directors has found, is not the full picture, and it creates uncertainty about the extent of the fraud. It is a sad situation that we, as volunteers, players and parents in the club on the best show seeks to get to the bottom of and remedy’, writes Linda Herskov.

What is the money been used for?

’as far As we can see, is the money paid to the club used for other purposes (general operation) and the project never done’.

Will you pay them back?

’For the new board of directors is to comply with the agreement we have entered into with the municipality. But it's also about, that we owe it to our wheelchair users – also the children with disabilities who have been cheated out of the opportunity to play basketball to try to get the project implemented. Immediately, we have not the means to do this, but we will make all efforts to obtain them. We owe this as a minimum, our partners and the community in Nørrebro’, writes Linda Herskov.

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