CPH Post

Business

Journalist charged with stock market manipulation

Unnamed business writer could face prison sentence if convicted


It's unlikely the prison library will have so many screens (Photo: Scanpix)

July 11, 2014
14:23

by Philip Tees


A business journalist has been charged by Statsadvokaten for særlig økonomisk kriminalitet, the economic crime department, with stock market manipulation, TV2 Finans reports.

The journalist and one other individual have reportedly been accused of using the journalist's position to influence share prices for personal gain.

The pair have requested that they are not named in the media – a request Copenhagen City Court must consider before certain details of the case are revealed.

TV2 claims to have been in touch with the journalist, who does not wish to comment on the charges.

Precedent suggests tough sentence
In 2012, an editor of a Danish financial publication was sentenced to eight months in prison for similar charges.

Lars Bo Langsted, a professor of law, told TV2 that in such cases significant gains from trades are not a prerequisite for guilt.

"You don't necessarily have to have personally gained a lot," he said.

"Just attempting to affect share prices in one direction or the other is enough."

The maximum sentence for stock market manipulation is one and a half years, except if there are aggravating circumstances, such as large personal gains derived from the crime, in which case a prison sentence of up to six years can be handed down. 
 



Related stories



Latest Comments

Fuck all muzrats

(Ali Sayyar on February 28, 2015 16:26)

A different option to a ban is to enforce the law. "Hizb ut-Tahrir ? which...

(William Harvey on February 28, 2015 13:13)

"Are we to tighten surveillance and security to a point where it is just as...

(William Harvey on February 28, 2015 12:40)

Often there is more than one cause. Poverty etc can play a role, but so can...

(William Harvey on February 28, 2015 11:53)

Somebody needs a hug and lots of love, in short! As Peter, Paul and Mary...

(Nickolaus Hendel on February 28, 2015 04:14)

Did Eve received all her distinctions from Adam or from God? I am just a...

(Nickolaus Hendel on February 28, 2015 04:01)

In DK it's 5.000 jews vs. at least 250.000 muslims.

(Jens Rost on February 28, 2015 01:58)

And you know what the saddest thing about this is? Even though this...

(Marcus Bleh on February 27, 2015 13:01)

The whole world can be 100% renewable by 2030 if we start now! Switching to...

(Ray Del Colle on February 25, 2015 21:54)

Yes, we definitely need one Amazon office for the Nordic countries. Good move

(Abhijeet Mishra on February 25, 2015 19:32)