The minister's department be pulled into the case of fraud in the Defense

Forsvarsministerens nearest officials pulled now into the case of possible millionsvindel with procurement in the Defense. the defense ministry has not ensure

The minister's department be pulled into the case of fraud in the Defense

Forsvarsministerens nearest officials pulled now into the case of possible millionsvindel with procurement in the Defense.

the defense ministry has not ensured that its agencies have had clear enough instructions in relation to procurement in the Defence in a case of possible millionsvindel.

According to the police charge trades the case of an amount of 1.8 million dollars, where five persons are charged with, among other things, corruption and gross breach of mandate in relation to procurement in the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse.

the public accounts committee considers it unsatisfactory that the ministry have not previously notified the Office of the auditor general on the irregularities which it had identified.

the ministry of Defence has only set out the general framework, and it has among other things led to it are the same people who place an order, approves it and pays out money.

According to the minister of defence Trine Team (S) have the department's internal review known to the case for months, without informing her.

- There has been knowledge of the case through some time. Therefore I sit, and lacks the same insight into the matter. I have asked to get very quickly.

- This case is so serious, and when there is suspicion of fraud, then of course, be treated in the very top-the nagler, says Trine Team to Berlingske.

the Public first heard about the case with the possible millionsvindel Thursday. But the police file reveals that the case was created in the police systems all the way back in 2016.

In april received the defense department's permanent secretary is notified that The auditor general had initiated the investigation. But defence minister Trine Team was the first to know last Wednesday and has since sent a team off.

the Minister now has two months to respond to the criticism. The public accounts committee can not explain the exact scenario.

- We can't go into how the orientation of the minister has been. We must go out from that, there are some workflows in the ministry of defense, where they decide, when the minister gets briefed.

- But when there is a whistleblower in the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse, so one must expect it when up high, say statsrevisor Britt Baker (V).

During the statsrevisor, Flemming Møller Mortensen (S), maintains that it is normal to it, in the first instance is the departmental head, who will be informed.

In his report, the auditor general found errors in 54 out of the 64 examined the procurement.

As the example used the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse 291 million in december 2018, which is over half of the budget for the entire year. The purpose could have been to empty the account, so the money is not transferred to the next year.

/ritzau

Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 19:00

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