SØIK has indicted 10 persons in the so-called kvotesag for violation of the kvotekoncentrationsreglerne. There is in the case also raised charges against a law firm and an audit firm.
there's also sought an order for the confiscation of 232 million. kr. It informs SØIK in a press release.
It is the public Prosecutor for Special Economic and International Crime (SØIK), who have investigated the matter. The fisherman, who is considered the ringleader, is charged with violation of kvotekoncentrationsreglerne together with the other accused persons.
the Indictment is based, that the ringleader has bypassed kvotekoncentrationsreglerne in a number of cases, so they actually have had more allowances than allowed. It is the prosecution's assessment occurred at that the fisherman has been the beneficial owner of a number of companies, where the front men has been going like the owners.
- After an extensive investigation has SØIK found the basis for a prosecution for matters which are based on an assumption that a single fish acquired fishing quotas through a number of companies, which was registered as owned by front men, when he is no longer even able to acquire more fishing quotas because of the rules, says Per Fiig, who is acting as attorney general for SØIK.
- It is our assessment that he is the only one that actually has had with the operation of the companies that do, and that the directors of the companies alone has served as the front men, he says.
the Case was reported to The Police in 2017. In 2018, took over the SØIK the case and carried out searches at a number of aimed.
the Prosecution asserts in the case of the assertion of penalties and on confiscation of 231.998.711,69 kronor in accordance with the penal code § 75, paragraph. 1, cf. Section 76, first paragraph. 1 and 4.
in Addition, required the ringleader deprived of the right to operate commercial fishing activities, like an accused lawyer is required deprived of the right to practice law, and a defendant, the auditor is required deprived the right to act as registered auditor and to perform other audit company.