The scandal in the Defense: guard dogs were taken for a ride

the Scandal of the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse continues unabated. As B. T. could uncover on Tuesday, notified the department of defense Ejendomsst

The scandal in the Defense: guard dogs were taken for a ride

the Scandal of the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse continues unabated.

As B. T. could uncover on Tuesday, notified the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse already in 2016 an employee for a bribe to the police.

Now it turns out that the state's watchdogs in the Office of the auditor general also was not informed about the criminal complaint, when in 2019 went into the matter following a request from a whistleblower.

Only then Rigsrevisionens study was finished, they were informed about the notification.

"It is appalling. Shortly before that report was handed over to us, got The auditor general to know that there was a trial in Viborg, denmark. This means that The auditor general, during the whole process was completely unaware of, that drove a police matter. It is something the ministry should provide information on, and it has therefore not been done," says the chairman of the public accounts committee Henrik Thorup from the Danish people's Party.

"the Report was finished, when The auditor general got to know that there was a police report," he says.

The chief suspect in the case from 2016 on fraud in the defense department Ejendomsstyrelse is a former employee who got the company Kemp & Lauritzen to pay for håndværkerydelser to the svindelmistænktes private extension and renovation of the house for over 1.7 million. crowns.

the Bills, which subsequently completely or partially paid for by the Defense. In addition, another employee is accused of getting paid a pound and a beech hedges.

A project manager at Kemp & Lauritzen, and two master craftsmen also is accused.

Below you can see svindelsagens the main characters and the indictment according to the indictment:

In spite of svindelsagen however, it was not the ministry of Defence itself, which had enabled The auditor general in the case.

It was a so-called whistleblower, which was addressed directly to the Office of the auditor general with his suspicions that something was very wrong in the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse - independently of svindelsagen.

It has since proved, that the employees have had access to both request and approve the payment of the purchased services.

Information about, to the defense department itself had reported to the police two employees, reached exactly in the Rigsrevisionens report as a factbox to the last.

The auditor general concludes that ‘the ministry of Defence of its own motion, should have informed The auditor general on the above-mentioned case', in Rigsrevisionens report.

"It is outrageous that The auditor general, nothing will get to know about the existence of a pending information about when the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse being explored," says statsrevisor and economist Frank Aaen (EL).

Defence minister Trine Team (S) acknowledges that to be cleared up.

"It is important to me that we get examined the matter from the department of defense Ejendomsstyrelse to the bottom, and that we have ensured that the same gaps do not exist on other shopping areas, so that fraud and deception can also occur there," writes Trine Team in a written response.

"At the beginning of the new year I will meet with the parties in the Folketing. There we will determine how the investigation should look like. I do not deny anything in advance, but have a sincere desire, that we will have illuminated the actual cases and closed gaps," she writes.

Date Of Update: 18 December 2019, 09:00

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