Tag: EncroChat

  • The King and the Prince

    The King and the Prince

    Over the past year, there have been numerous reports in the media about “The King” and “The Prince”. Two former defense lawyers who were expelled from the Bar Association last year after their communication with people linked to network crime through Encrochat in a way that caused them to commit serious crimes against legal ethics. […]

  • Right now: This is the verdict against the lawyers “The King” and “The Prince”

    Right now: This is the verdict against the lawyers “The King” and “The Prince”

    The verdict against the lawyers who went by the nicknames “The King” and “The Prince” comes today. The two lawyers are accused of having leaked information from police investigations via the anonymous communication system Encrochat. Hear one of the accused’s lawyers Slobodan Jovicic and former prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem talk about the verdict.

  • They criticized the lawyers

    They criticized the lawyers

    In the autumn, the Stockholm Police Intelligence Unit released a report on criminal networks within organized crime in the region. Under the heading overall trends and phenomena, the police mention “Lawyers” as a point. “Information from both Encrochat and other encrypted chats indicates that the phenomenon of criminal lawyers abusing the trust they are given […]

  • Long prison sentences were handed down in Finland’s largest drug trial

    Long prison sentences were handed down in Finland’s largest drug trial

    The Helsinki District Court has sentenced five men to 10 to 12 years in prison for a large-scale drug offense in which drugs were brought to Finland from the Netherlands hidden inside consignments of flowers and houseplants. More than 20 other people were also convicted of minor crimes. According to the police, between mid-2018 and […]

  • The murder in the Old Town – The split, Encrochat and the man who spoke

    The murder in the Old Town – The split, Encrochat and the man who spoke

    It is often said that the first hours after a murder can be decisive for the outcome of an investigation. During the murder in the Old Town, the police investigation leader is reached shortly after the shooting of information that is to be of great importance. Namely, investigations are already underway against several individuals in […]

  • The encrypted fight – this is how police and criminals navigate the digital world

    The encrypted fight – this is how police and criminals navigate the digital world

    “In the name of the law” takes a closer look at the technical development that has led today’s criminals to communicate in the way they do – with encrypted services such as encrochat. What has the development been like? How have the criminals adapted and how do the law enforcement authorities tackle the problems? Join […]

  • KRP: Nearly 100 arrests made in Finland as part of an FBI-led global crime

    KRP: Nearly 100 arrests made in Finland as part of an FBI-led global crime

    Reports released on Tuesday revealed that for years the FBI has been secretly disguising secret communications between criminals in Anom, an application that was supposed to be secretly impenetrably encrypted and allowed the crime conspiracy out of the curious eyes of law enforcement. The FBI had developed the app to fill the vacuum left by […]

  • Nine people in the criminal network are charged

    Nine people in the criminal network are charged

    Nine people were charged today on suspicion of, among other things, stamping for murder, preparation for murder and serious gun crime. According to the prosecutor, several of the accused belong to the leadership of a criminal network in western Stockholm. They must have committed to pay for two murders, one in Borås and one in […]

  • The cheerleader and the unexpected cocaine couriers

    The cheerleader and the unexpected cocaine couriers

    An extensive trial is currently underway in Örebro District Court, where nine people are charged with, among other things, drug crime. But the trial is also about far-reaching plans to kill people in a criminal group that competed in the drug market in Örebro. The indictment suspects, among other things, two girls in their 20s […]

  • HD does not test Encrochat evidence

    HD does not test Encrochat evidence

    The Supreme Court has decided not to take up a case in which a convicted man referred to the fact that material from Encrochat should not be allowed as evidence. After French police managed to obtain information on the encrypted communication service Encrochat, several criminals have been brought to justice. In several of the cases, […]

  • Forensic analyzes are taking longer and longer

    Forensic analyzes are taking longer and longer

    The processing time for the police’s forensic investigations is increasing. At the turn of the year, the average time for handling a case at the National Forensic Center, NFC, was 33 days, now it is up to 50 days, according to statistics that Ekot has read. This reflects a continued high inflow, with several major […]

  • 100-150 tonnes of drugs are smuggled to Sweden annually

    100-150 tonnes of drugs are smuggled to Sweden annually

    Drug smuggling to Sweden can be significantly larger than previously thought, according to a new study from the police where a review was made of material from the encryption service Encrochat. The most common is that smuggling takes place by road transport. The Öresund Bridge is considered to be the most common road into the […]

  • So many Encrochat phones were monitored in Sweden

    So many Encrochat phones were monitored in Sweden

    More than 700 Swedish Encrochat telephones were monitored by French police last spring, according to documents that Ekot has received. The prosecutor in charge of the case did not ask for an account of how the operation would technically go. “We should not question the French system,” said chief prosecutor Solveig Wollstad, head of the […]

  • Swedish telephones were monitored without sufficient transparency from prosecutors

    Swedish telephones were monitored without sufficient transparency from prosecutors

    More than 700 Swedish Encrochat telephones were monitored by French police last spring, according to documents that Ekot has received. The prosecutor in charge of the case did not ask for an account of how the operation would technically go. “We should not question the French system,” said chief prosecutor Solveig Wollstad, head of the […]

  • Swedes who are said to have controlled crime from Spain in court

    Swedes who are said to have controlled crime from Spain in court

    In the past year, several people who have been singled out as leaders of criminal networks in Sweden and are said to have controlled crime from Spain have been arrested and several trials are now underway. These include drug smuggling, murder plots and gun crime. According to Ted Esplund at the police’s national operational department, […]

  • Large police operation when the gang trial began

    Large police operation when the gang trial began

    When the trial against ten gang criminals began on Monday, the police were on site with a special command – and the strength in Uddevalla District Court was doubled. Among the accused are six men who are described by the police as high-ranking in the criminal Kronogårdsnätverket in Trollhättan and who are said to have […]

  • Sentenced in Encrochat case released from custody

    Sentenced in Encrochat case released from custody

    A man who was sentenced to prison for a serious weapon crime in the district court has today been released from custody, following a decision by the Svea Court of Appeal. The evidence came from the encrypted Encrochat service. “The Court of Appeal will either reject Encrochat as evidence, or think it is not enough […]

  • Defender of the evidence: “Deprived of the opportunity for effective defense”

    Defender of the evidence: “Deprived of the opportunity for effective defense”

    The prosecutor’s office states that it does not know how the Encrochat material was collected, despite several prosecutors previously claiming that the collection took place in France. If the surveillance took place in Sweden, against individual telephones, several defenders believe that it is contrary to Swedish law. “The defense is deprived of the opportunity to […]

  • Prosecutor’s Office: Do not know how the Encrochat operation went

    Prosecutor’s Office: Do not know how the Encrochat operation went

    Despite several allegations about how the Encrochat evidence was collected, the Public Prosecutor’s Office now says that it does not know how the operation took place, Ekot’s review shows. If the surveillance took place on Swedish soil, several defense lawyers believe that it is a crime. “Probably no one knows technically exactly how this happened,” […]

  • Phones with Sky common in criminal investigations

    Phones with Sky common in criminal investigations

    Communication in the encrypted app Sky can, according to Swedish police, be about more material than what came from Encrochat. In several major criminal investigations, there are telephones with Sky, and prosecutors and police investigators that Ekot spoke to assess that the use of the app has increased. According to Ekot’s information, an assessment is […]

  • Important message to the public in Malå in Malå municipality, Västerbotten county

    Important message to the public in Malå in Malå municipality, Västerbotten county

    Several large trials are underway around the country where material from the encrypted service Encrochat is part of the evidence – but there are still more suspected crimes to be investigated, says Ted Esplund, at the police’s National Operations Department, project manager for the work with Encrochat. These include suspected drug offenses, money laundering offenses […]

  • Swedish police have access to new encrypted chat

    Swedish police have access to new encrypted chat

    Swedish police can benefit greatly from material from the encrypted chat service Sky ECC. The material can be twice as extensive as what emerged when the aforementioned Encrochat service was hacked, according to Linda H Staaf, head of the intelligence unit at the police’s national operational department. It was earlier this spring that Enncochat was […]

  • High security when gang members are called to court

    High security when gang members are called to court

    The security is extensive when the 35-day main hearing on Tuesday begins in the security room at Stockholm District Court. According to the preliminary investigation, which is around 15,000 pages, people within and around the Vårby network have been guilty of, among other things, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery, extremely serious drug crime, extremely serious gun […]

  • Encrochat evidence in several large gang cases

    Encrochat evidence in several large gang cases

    Tomorrow, the trial begins for several serious crimes that the police link to a criminal network in Vårby in southern Stockholm, where 30 people are charged. In chats from the encrypted service Encrochat, the police have, among other things, found pictures where fingerprints have been obtained. During the spring, trials will also be held against […]

  • Gothenburg District Court allows evidence from Encrochat

    Gothenburg District Court allows evidence from Encrochat

    The District Court in Gothenburg has again decided to reject several lawyers’ request for rejection of material from the encrypted communication service Encrochat. As the prosecutor has as evidence in the Gamlestaden case, where 16 people are charged with involvement in a murder with links to criminal networks. “Documents from the French authorities have been […]

  • The police want money for secret data reading

    The police want money for secret data reading

    National Police Chief Anders Thornberg and others write on DN Debatt that the police also want to see new laws that make it possible to collect information for preventive purposes about criminals. The writers warn that otherwise organized crime will grow stronger. As an example, they take the work with the encrypted app Encrochat and […]

  • Gang-related shots are declining in Sweden after several arrests

    STOCKHOLM, March 26 (Xinhua) – Incidents of gang-related violence, which had reached unprecedented levels in recent years, have decreased in Sweden after several arrests, local media said on Friday. So far this year, 45 shots have occurred, compared with 73 during the corresponding period in 2020, Swedish TV SVT reported. Dozens of top executives in […]

  • Evidence from Encrochat is not rejected in advance

    Evidence from Encrochat is not rejected in advance

    The evidence collected from the encrypted communication service Encrochat will not be rejected in advance, as it concerns the large murder trial that begins on Friday in Gothenburg. This is announced by the District Court in Gothenburg in a press release. Several lawyers from both the large-scale murder trial in Gothenburg and the Vårby case […]

  • Right now

    Right now

    On Thursday, charges are brought against the six men who are in custody and suspected of three murders of people with gang crime. According to information to P4 Östergötland from lawyers for the suspects, three of the men will be prosecuted for the double murder outside a nightclub in Norrköping in December 2019 and for […]

  • Harsh criticism of the police’s successful effort: “Indiscriminate mass reading”

    Harsh criticism of the police’s successful effort: “Indiscriminate mass reading”

    Swedish police are investigating hundreds of people with crime with evidence from the encrypted communication service Encrochat. But the evidence, which the French police came across during a secret operation last spring, is rejected by the defense in a major murder trial in Gothenburg. In an interview with Ekot, the lawyer Thomas Olsson describes the […]

  • The police cracked the chat – large drug seizure

    The police cracked the chat – large drug seizure

    Another encryption service has been cracked by the police messaging platform Sky ECC. It is used by criminals, after French police last year managed to crack Encrochat, Belgian media report. Thanks to information from the service, the police in Belgium have today cracked down on drug smugglers, with a focus on the port of Antwerp. […]

  • Right now

    Right now

    The police are on their way to solve three murders of gang criminals in Norrköping, charges will soon be brought against six people. This is happening, much thanks to the fact that French police last spring cracked the encryption in Encrochat – a popular chat tool among Europe’s criminals. In Norrköping, it is about pure […]

  • The National Police Chief wants more tools to access criminals’ communication

    The National Police Chief wants more tools to access criminals’ communication

    The police in Sweden need more tools to be able to access and listen to the communication between serious criminals, says National Police Chief Anders Thornberg to Ekot, after several leading people in criminal networks were detained in investigations where part of the evidence is from the encrypted service Encrochat. According to the National Police […]

  • National Police Chief: “Large influx of young people into criminal networks”

    National Police Chief: “Large influx of young people into criminal networks”

    According to the police, a large number of people who are considered to belong to the leadership of various criminal networks are now in custody – among other things after the police in Sweden via French police gained access to encrypted communication But as long as recruitment to the networks continues, it is difficult to […]

  • Decrypted communication between criminals: A tax for the police

    Decrypted communication between criminals: A tax for the police

    The fact that Swedish police gained access to communication from the encrypted service Encrochat has been crucial for the police to get a better picture of how the criminal networks are governed – and has been able to act against leaders in the networks, says National Police Chief Anders Thornberg, in an interview with Ekot […]

  • Encrypted chats are used as evidence of gun crime

    Encrypted chats are used as evidence of gun crime

    In Södertälje, two men have now been convicted of a serious weapon crime with the help of evidence from encrypted information via the telephone service Encrochat. According to Daniel Löfgren, operational coordinator for the police in Södertälje, the district court’s ruling opens up the possibility of using decrypted chat communication as evidence in more cases: […]