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The case of the model employee in Denmark


Over 100 million euros. It is the amount of social assistance diverted by Britta Nielsen who supervised the allocation. It is "one of the most serious economic crime cases" in the history of the country.

Rarely has a trial captivated public opinion and the media so much in court records in Denmark. That of a model employee of the Directorate of Social Affairs who succeeds in 25 years in diverting some 117 million crowns (15.7 million euros) from funds intended to help the most vulnerable people in society. Resigned, the accused 65-year-old Britta Nielsen remained impassive at the reading of the verdict sentencing her to six and a half years in prison for aggravated fraud and abuse of her public position on Tuesday in Copenhagen court.

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"A very severe sentence which responds to a very serious crime of economic crime", welcomed the prosecutor Kia Reumert who had demanded, during his indictment, a record sentence of a minimum of eight years, because "fraud of the accused undermines the essential foundation of the citizen's confidence in the institutions ” .

For her lawyer Nima Nabipour, Britta Nielsen said she was "relieved and happy that this case is finally

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