On Monday, the appeal case begins in the Eastern High Court, where the children will be acquitted. They deny guilt.
In the city court, the children explained that they believed the money, among other things, came from the inheritance that the father left at his death in 2005. However, that inheritance was only 290,000 kroner.
The millions transferred from Britta Nielsen to the three children went to everything from valuable horses and expensive cars to land in South Africa.
The court disregarded the explanations, emphasizing the large sums over a long period of time as well as the value of the horses and cars, which included a Range Rover and an Audi A4.
Britta Nielsen and her husband had also had a normal economy, the court noted.
Samina Hayat was sentenced to three years and six months in prison. Jimmy Hayat received two years and six months in prison, while Jamilla Hayat received the mildest sentence of one and a half years in prison.
Attorney Jan Schneider, who represents Jimmy Hayat in the case, will not guess what the outcome of the appeal will be, but he expects the high court to approach the case with “open eyes”.
– The case is acquitted, and I of course expect the High Court to look at the evidence with open eyes. Already in the city court there was agreement that there is no evidence that the children had any knowledge that this money came from crime.
– This, of course, makes it a fairly principled matter in terms of how much children have the opportunity to trust their parents when they receive gifts. We look forward to getting the High Court’s decision on that, he says.
In February 2020, Britta Nielsen was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for the fraud against the National Board of Health and Welfare, which lasted for 25 years.
According to the court, the children received a total of approximately 50 million kroner. Most got Samina Hayat, who was convicted of gross heeling for approximately 37.2 million kroner.
The money was spent on horses and a stay at the renowned stud Schockemöhle in Germany.
In the city court, she explained, among other things, that she did not have insight into the economics behind the expensive equestrian sport.
The appeal is expected to run over nine days and end on 5 October.
Source: The Nordic Page