Three new witnesses are to be heard in the criminal case against ex-chief in PET

The high Court has initiated the unique case of a breach of confidentiality. Scharf has been an extra defender. Three new witnesses called to answer questions

Three new witnesses are to be heard in the criminal case against ex-chief in PET

The high Court has initiated the unique case of a breach of confidentiality. Scharf has been an extra defender.

Three new witnesses called to answer questions in the criminal proceedings against the former head of PET, Jakob Scharf.

the Witness is a former chief prosecutor at Copenhagen Police Carsten Egeberg Christensen, police commissioner Hans Erik Raben of the Copenhagen Police, as well as a former employee of the Center for Terroranalyse.

It discloses one of the Scharfs defenders, lawyer Lars Kjeldsen, Thursday in The high Court.

Here you have just initiated the appeal case, where the prosecution allege that Jakob Scharf with a series of statements in the book "Seven years to a PET" revealed a lot of confidential information.

In the Copenhagen city Court, he was convicted of violating his secrecy and even under particularly aggravating circumstances. The prosecution believes that the motive was enrichment - in order "to obtain or other unjust gain", as it says in the indictment.

By the verdict in January, was Scharf punished by unconditional imprisonment for four months. In addition, he confiscated the profits on the book - 397.625 crowns.

In the original case was, among other things, the current head of PET, Finn Borch Andersen, as well as a journalist Morten Skjoldager, who wrote the book, questioned as witnesses.

Jakob Scharf require acquittal in the appeal, which is expected to be handed down the judgment in February next year.

In the new holmgang in the judicial system, he has also teamed up with an extra defender. Attorney David Neutzsky-Wulff forming a duo with Lars Kjeldsen.

the Case is unique. No former bosses in the western intelligence community have been through similar criminal proceedings, in order to have talked about it.

the Indictment is comprehensive. All 28 passages in the book are criminals, it is argued.

Each relationship has got a letter in the alphabet, and byrettens decision on the a, b, c and so on are read out Thursday in a classy højloftet court room in a mansion in Bredgade in Copenhagen. There is stucco in the ceiling and the giant guldindrammede mirrors.

Three landsdommere and three lay judges sitting behind the podium, and it looks like all kinds of other criminal proceedings, when the judge begins with asking a simple question in order to ensure that the right person is met.

- When They are born, he asks. The former head of PET, has been 53 years, it turns out.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 06 December 2019, 04:00

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