Former president of the Julehjælpen.dk convicted of embezzlement: 'No punishment is hard enough

After more than halvandets years of waiting have Julehjælpen.dk finally been able to put a sentence in the case of their former president. He is by the Court

Former president of the Julehjælpen.dk convicted of embezzlement: 'No punishment is hard enough

After more than halvandets years of waiting have Julehjælpen.dk finally been able to put a sentence in the case of their former president.

He is by the Court of Frederiksberg convicted guilty of forgery, breach of mandate and embezzlement with this humanitarian organisation's money.

613.000 dollars was taken from the weakest members of society. Those who Julehjælpen.dk helps every year when the festive season is approaching.

"It is really, really a lot of money," says current chairman of the board Henrik Hahn-Nissen and continues:

"With the money we could have given a 1,200 - maybe more than 1,400 families a complete great christmas eve with food, gifts and so on. It is what makes it all so bad."

He and the remaining board of directors selected in the first half of 2018 to politianmelde the then president.

At the end of 2017 had found discrepancies in the financial statements, which suggested that the money between 2014 and 2017 was passed to something else, than that they were intended.

the Board got 10. december in the years Right Adventures words, that they were right.

The former president was found guilty and sentenced to one year suspended prison sentence and 200 hours of community service.

Henrik Hahn-the Elf is satisfied with the verdict, and that it has decreased, but:

"Personally - as an ordinary layman, I do not believe there is a hard enough punishment, when you think about the children we could have helped, and the over 100 volunteers who have worked hard a certain thing out of a certain place... It is hard to find the words for it," he says.

Although now is the fall, the judgment of conviction, is the claim not settled. Julehjælpen.dk parallel with the criminal proceedings, brought a civil action thereof, and in the spring of 2020 set aside two working days from the notification thereto.

Henrik Hahn-Nissen welcomes, for it is over.

"I personally think it is drawn out in the al, the al for a long time," he says.

Julehjælpen.dk is an aid organization that since 2007 has helped the most congested over christmas.

the Organization lives by both private donations in the form of, for example toys as well as donations from companies, who can help, either financially, or with pallevarer.

But even though the case of the former president has cast a shadow over the organization, it moves forward with recovery efforts, says Henrik Hahn-Nissen. He explains that the organisation this year has seen record high levels of goodwill from individuals and businesses.

"We come in year out with the best result ever," he says and gives concrete expression to:

"The best result would of course be if there was a need for our help. But with that said, we have never gotten so many donations in, and we have never helped so many."

B. T. has unsuccessfully tried to get a comment from the convicted person.

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 22:00

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