Corrupt farmer jailed, co-op criticized

A farmer from Hedmark County has been convicted of swindling the agricultural cooperative of which he was a member, Gartnerhallen, for NOK 45.6 million. He was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay back the money, much of which he spent on luxury automobiles. The co-op, meanwhile, has been criticized for lacking […]

Restaurant swindler in jail

It took police awhile, but they finally found a way to stop a 64-year-old Norwegian man from eating and drinking in Oslo-area restaurants and then claiming he couldn’t pay the bill. Now he’s behind bars. He’d been exploiting a law that only requires those who can’t pay their restaurant bill to reveal their identity and […]

Catholics ordered to repay state funding

The Oslo Catholic Diocese has lost its case against the state and been ordered by a local court to repay around NOK 40 million (USD 4.8 million) it had received in state support. The court found that state funding sought and received by the diocese was based on fabricated membership numbers, and it was also ordered to […]