A general manager of a painting company must meet Monday at the court of Oslo, responsible for organizing black work in the Storting ten years ago.
The man is accused of gross infidelity and fictitious invoicing for work carried out in the Deposit in the period from 27 June 2006 to 27 October 2008. The process will take place from 27 August to 17 September.
The accusation is grossly unfaithful for a little more than NOK 3.3 million. According to the accused, the 67-year-old has used a total of six subcontractors for so-called fictitious billing and has also been charged with unjustified deductions for inbound tax on the added value of 663,000 crowns.
– I did not do anything wrong
The defendants have previously played a prominent role in the industry as NHO Trustees and have faced furious players in the painting industry. He resigned from all ministry when the police started the investigation.
"The fact that it was a prominent manager in the painting industry, which had been made known against undeclared work, contributed to our interest in the relationship," said police advisor Maria Bache Dahl in Økokrim to Dagbladet in January.
The man even rejected the fact that he had delivered fictitious invoices and stressed that he had done nothing wrong. The question is whether he, as owner and chairman of the company, can be held responsible for the subcontractors he used, employer's tax and VAT, he told the newspaper.
In January he told the newspaper in Maleren that he was looking for a chance to go to court and ask questions, both on the basis of the accusation and on the basis of the calculation of Økokrim.
Will give a thorough explanation
The defendant will explain to the court on Tuesday and his defender, lawyer Alexander Greaker, stressed on Thursday, April 24 that the client still denies the punishment.
"My client does not recognize fines according to any of the prosecutions," Greaker says.
"He will give a thorough explanation of what he thinks has happened." On the side of the defense, this case is largely about subjective guilt, says Greaker.
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