the Helsinki court of appeal has condemned the duties of the former executive director Antti Hartikaisen negligent performance of official duties violation fine of eur 1 000 penalty.
according to the Court, Hartikainen was guilty of negligence when he didn't leave the meeting room even though it was ice himself in handling the matter.
the Customs executive management meeting in November 2015 it was decided to continue the alcohol of the illegal importation of intensified supervision and to implement periodic tasks in the search.
Hartikaisen wife worked at the time the liquor rally-operation in the temporary customs inspector at. Meeting not decided on who posts the selection.Right: general manager had no time to consider
the court of Appeal considered Hartikaisen guilty in district court earlier solution by way of negligent of official duty breach.
the court of Appeal took into account that the liquor rally continuation was taken in the executive committee for consideration of the agenda from the outside and Hartikaisen told in advance.
Law hartikai of not thus had little time to consider conflict of interest, but he had been forced to make a decision immediately.
Hartikainen had assessed that he wasn't necessary to remove the meeting from the state. He considered that the abstention issue of participation had been adequate.
Hovoikeus pointed out that the case was dealt with relatively quickly and not liquor rally continued to be disagreement.
the court of Appeal considered that the president had not deliberately acted to their duty to the contrary.the Error was not minor: decision-making impartiality could be suspect
the court of Appeal does not, however, have been Hartikanen procedure as a whole to a lesser to the executive director position.
the Right to highlight, that the executive director of the presence of the agency's highest decision-making power as the person may endanger the decision-making neutrality in a different way than in the lower status person's presence.
Although in this case there was no need to assess the Hartikaisen presence have contributed to management team decisions, his presence was, however, able to give rise to doubts.
the District court judge by the mild ten day-fines, but not according to the court, be a reason to reduce.
Hartikainen dispute in the court of appeal guilty of the offence and requires the district court in may 2018 to provide the fine judgment of annulment.
the Prosecutor did not appeal the district court's judgment.
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