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Prison sentence for former PET boss

the COPENHAGEN city COURT (Ekstra Bladet): the Copenhagen city Court has just handed down the verdict against the former head of the Police Intelligence service

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Prison sentence for former PET boss

the COPENHAGEN city COURT (Ekstra Bladet): the Copenhagen city Court has just handed down the verdict against the former head of the Police Intelligence service (PET), Jakob Scharf.

the Penalty is four months imprisonment. In addition, Scharf repay 397.625 crowns. Finally, he must pay for the costs.

Fængselsstraffen is unconditional.

Scharf is not even present during the pronouncement.

the Judgment fills more than 50 pages, why the judge in the day to reviewing the overall lines.

the Court's assessment, Scharf with his involvement in the book 'Seven years for the PET' have broken his secrecy and hampered the service's future work.

Moreover, according to the district court, that Scharf with the book has obtained improper financial gain.

Scharfs lawyer, Lars Kjeldsen, indicating that the Scharf asks for a reflection period in relation to any appeal to the high court.

the Verdict was originally scheduled to fall to 28. november, but the case is pulled out.

Prosecutors have demanded an unconditional prison sentence of between six and nine months, because Scharf in the book 'Seven years for the PET, must have broken his confidentiality 28 times.

the PET's current boss, Finn Borch Andersen, during the trial indicated that it has cost him a considerable number of hours worked' to ensure that the relationship with the partners did not suffer any injury, on the basis of the book 'Seven years for the PET.

It came forward under the Borch Andersen's evidence.

- After my assessment, the book offers a comprehensive insight into the service capabilities, information and methods of work under Jakob Scharf. It is very regrettable, in my opinion, says Finn Borch Andersen.

Scharf has called for the acquittal, and his defense lawyer, Lars Kjeldsen, pointed out that, under its procedure, that there is no evidence against his client during the proceedings.

- There is not presented a single document in the proceedings, is confidential, said among other the lawyer, who said that Scharf does not have any whistleblower in line with the so-called Deep Throat from the Watergate case.

the FACTS: spy equipment, the CIA and Pakistan are included in the PET-book

In the book "Seven years to a PET" evinces Jakob Scharf 28 times something, which according to the prosecution, ought to be kept secret.

It's about the PET's operations, working methods, partners, and work with sources. In addition, he reveals in a few cases, confidential information that could pose a risk for individuals, it is alleged in the indictment.

Here are a few examples from the indictment:

* PET got spy equipment into an apartment with a danskmarokkaner, which was under investigation.

* Jakob Scharf mentions a meeting with a foreign country's eccentric chief, who showed off a series of terrariums with large pythons, and gave him a Rolex watch.

* in Order to be able to overpower a group of terrorists in Herlev, made PET access to a nabolejlighed.

* On terrorsagen from Glasvej in Copenhagen called it, that the americans told Jakob Scharf, that it for them was "a very important case that the u.s. president was briefed on at its regular briefings from the CIA."

* During the arrest of a etbenet bomber in a park was PET ready to, if necessary, to kill him. "It is simply a matter that you shoot very accurately after the nerve centre of the head, then it all gets shut down in a hug".

* The pakistani security service ISI was angry because of the Muhammedtegningerne. "In half an hour I had not said a word, because they scolded me, scolded Denmark out and said how awful the drawings were, and how incomprehensible the handling of tegningesagen was".

the Book was published in October 2016. PET has alleged that there are 63 critical locations, where Jakob Scharf violate the obligation of professional secrecy. The prosecution has, however, chosen to prosecute for 28 passenger.

Jacob Scharf was the head of the PET from 2007 to 2013.

the Copenhagen city Court initiated criminal proceedings against him 26. september.

Sources: Ritzau and indictment from the public Prosecutor in Viborg.

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