Former CEO aquitted in criminal case regarding tax evasion
On 12 August 2022, the Copenhagen City Court acquitted a former CEO who was charged with contributing to tax evasion. According to the charge, the CEO had issued invoices for work that had not been carried out. These – fictitious – invoices were then to be used by another company to evade tax.
The case was heard by the court at 30-day trial hearing in the autumn of 2021 and the spring of 2022. The prosecution service has asserted a claim for an extended prison sentence to be measured out in years as well as an additional million kroner fine. The Copenhagen City Court acquitted the former CEO because the prosecution service had not proven that she knew anything about the fictitious invoices or had accepted the issuance of such invoices.
Partner and Attorney-at-law with Nyborg & Rørdam Law Firm, David Neutzsky-Wulff, acted as counsel to the former CEO.
The case is mentioned on the website of the Copenhagen City Court (in Danish only):