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Rich Danish criminals pay stand-ins to serve sentences

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Europe, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. This story has been in the media here the last few days. Shit is no joke, I know a guy that made some good loot by doing two weeks time for a friend.

    Rich Danish criminals pay stand-ins to serve sentences
    By Julian Isherwood in Copenhagen
    (Filed: 30/01/2004)

    Lax security at Danish prisons is allowing criminals to hire impersonators to serve their sentences in their place. Wealthy felons have been exploiting Denmark's relaxed criminal justice regime under which there can be a period of months between a conviction and the start of a sentence.

    During these gaps, as many as 100 doubles are believed to have been hired to present themselves at prison gates to stand in for the real prisoners, earning up to £100 a day.

    The justice ministry launched an investigation yesterday into the scam disclosed by the Ekstra Bladet newspaper, which said an internal document circulated by the prison service showed widespread identity fraud.

    "The prison service has told me that it definitely knows of six cases, but in the light of the disclosures of about a hundred a year, there have to be changes in the system," said Lene Espersen, the justice minister.

    Mrs Espersen said the system was possible because prison authorities were not allowed to demand identity papers with pictures on them when admitting prisoners.

    "Some prisoners simply say they don't have a passport or other form of identity papers. They are then interrogated, but people lie and get away with it," she said.

    One of the bogus prisoners tracked down by Ekstra Bladet said it was "child's play" to take the place of a real inmate because prison authorities asked only to see a social security card - which does not bear a photograph - at the jail gates.
     
  2. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    History oft repeats itself.

    http://www.archives.gov/publications/prolo...ft_records.html

     
  3. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    now that is just plain awesome.
     
  4. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

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  5. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,126 Likes Received: 64
    You have GOT to be kidding me. Un-fucking-believeable.
     
  6. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    is ass rape common over there?
     
  7. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

  8. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    that is totally fucked up. noblesse oblige my ass.
     
  9. B_As_In_Bot

    B_As_In_Bot Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 7, 2000 Messages: 3,840 Likes Received: 11
    I wonder if its like that in any other countries with lax jail laws..
     
  10. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

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    coming soon to ebay.
     
  11. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

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    ah that is fucking great...
     
  12. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

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    lol
     
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