CPH Post

National

Fraud cases should get more attention, says prosecutor

Local police need more resources to fight financial crimes


Local cops are often ill-prepared to solve financial crimes (Photo: Colourbox)

June 10, 2014
09:57

by Ray Weaver


The prosecution of those charged with economic crimes is a painfully slow process due to the lack of experts available to police, according to a recent report compiled for the state’s attorney office.

Almost all of Denmark’s local police departments, the report discovered, are buried under fraud, embezzlement and other financial cases that go unhandled for 12 months or sometimes longer.

Although several initiatives have been implemented to step up the pace, the attorney general’s office said that more needs to be done.

“In my opinion, more local resources need to be used for economic crime,” the deputy attorney general, Gyrithe Ulrich, told DR Nyheder.

“But in the end, it is a decision for the local districts to make.”

Old, cold cases
Michael Møller Hansen at the public prosecutor’s office in Viborg said that local police jurisdictions often lack people with specific knowledge of financial crimes.

“Cases become bogged down in terms of the investigation and legal process,” Hansen said.

He also said that some cases get old because they are complex.

READ MORE: Financial crime figures: up and down

Although both Copenhagen Police and North Zealand Police reported that they have a high conviction rate when it comes to organised crime cases, there are nearly 100 cases of economic crime in Zealand yet to be solved or, in some cases, investigated.



Related stories



Latest Comments

Https://www.facebook.com/groups/whalearsfaroeislan/ join this group and you...

(Morten Ejner Hønge on September 2, 2014 23:08)

Wow love these pictures :-) all went well,and well orgarnized. Well done...

(Dorothy Ocanda on September 2, 2014 22:16)

That is actually excellent news. From Denmark. It is only unfortunate that...

(Lorenzo Luis Albano Farias on September 2, 2014 21:31)

When was it decided that proper punctuation isn't neede in headlines?

(Cliff Arroyo on September 2, 2014 19:01)

Is the Danish military compulsory? If not, this type of crap should work as...

(Chris Sorochin on September 2, 2014 17:27)

SMH

(Kevy Kev on September 2, 2014 16:26)

In a study of arrested child pornography possessors, 40 percent had both...

(Dan Murray on September 2, 2014 15:43)

Ok.Bri ..here's a thing..let's say you can encourage the people of the newly...

(Rosie Swinbanks on September 2, 2014 14:25)

I hope Danish prison comes with a good dental plan, I'd vote to convict...

(Bill Jones on September 2, 2014 13:36)

What red blooded Danish male doesn't appreciate a lovely Danish woman? Maybe...

(Buzzy Sørensen on September 2, 2014 13:32)