Former politician jailed for hacking

Former Conservative (Høyre) politician Tor Johannes Helleland was sentenced to two months in prison on Thursday over computer hacking charges. The 23-year-old broke into the email and online storage accounts of 32 women, downloaded private intimate photographs, and spread them on pornography websites. Helleland was a Drammen city council representative when the scandal emerged in […]

MP charged in narcotics case

UPDATED: A 24-year-old Member of Parliament (MP) for the Conservative Party, has been charged in a narcotics case that already has led to the arrests and imprisonment of several persons in Hordaland, the west coast district he represents. Erik Skutle of Bergen apologized Thursday night for “disappointing” his party colleagues but may end up hanging […]

Veteran politician defies age barriers

At the age of 77, Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg could have been enjoying a comfortable retirement. Instead, she’s become Norway’s oldest-ever state secretary in the new conservative government. “This is a conscious decision from the government, to show that old people can be useful,” Nøklebye Heiberg told newspaper Dagsavisen recently, when asked about the surprise new […]

Police charge Høyre politician

Tor Johannes Helleland, the Conservatives (Høyre) politician who hacked his way into young women’s computer files and spread naked photos of them on pornographic websites, has been formally charged with data theft and faces several years in prison. Police stated on Wednesday that the charge against him may be expanded. “This is a highly preliminary […]

Politician resigns after spreading porn

UPDATED: Just as Norway’s Conservative Party (Høyre) was launching its election campaign over the weekend came news that one of its elected city council representatives had been caught stealing naked photos from young Norwegian girls’ Internet accounts and spreading them on a pornographic website. He resigned from his political posts under pressure on Monday, and […]

Solberg solidly in election poll lead

A nationally televised debate between Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was postponed on Wednesday after Stoltenberg had to undergo surgery on his left eye. They’ll face off on Thursday instead, as another round of favourable election poll results suggest Solberg is likely to take over his job this fall. She […]