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Ex Norwegian MPs in pensions scandal. Authority alleges fraud totals over three million kroner. Two Norwegian ex MPs have been accused for gross negligence and fraud. Both have allegedly claimed for Parliamentary pensions they weren’t entitled to because they had other jobs at the same time. The National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økomrim) have accused former Conservative (H) MP Anders Talleraas and ex Centre Party (Sp) MP Magnus Stangeland of illegally having received 2.6 million kroner and 536,000 kroner, respectively.

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Ex Norwegian MPs in pensions scandal

Published on Friday, 14th May, 2010 at 15:59 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 15th May 2010 at 08:45.

Authority alleges fraud totals over three million kroner.

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Norwegian Parliament
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Two Norwegian ex MPs have been accused for gross negligence and fraud. Both have allegedly claimed for Parliamentary pensions they weren’t entitled to because they had other jobs at the same time.

The National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økomrim) have accused former Conservative (H) MP Anders Talleraas and ex Centre Party (Sp) MP Magnus Stangeland of illegally having received 2.6 million kroner and 536,000 kroner, respectively.

It’s the first time ever former MPs will have to appear in court for allegedly having broken the law connected with their Parliamentary service, according to NRK.

Whilst both have continually claimed they’ve acted lawfully, the two could face fines or jail sentences of up to two years.

“I’m very disappointed. I acted in good faith, and believe I haven’t contravened any regulations,” Talleraas tells NRK.



Published on Friday, 14th May, 2010 at 15:59 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 15th May 2010 at 08:45.

This post has the following tags: anders, talleraas, conservative, mp, magnus, stangeland, centre, party, gross, negligent, fraud, pension.





  
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