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Latest shooting in west Aarhus probably gang-related: police

A 21-year-old man was shot in Aarhus on Monday in another violent incident believed by police to be connected to organised crime.

Latest shooting in west Aarhus probably gang-related: police
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The man’s condition is not critical, according to DR Nyheder.

The shooting incident occurred during the early hours of Monday on the Edwin Rahrs Vej road in the western part of the city.

East Jutland police vice inspector Jeppe James Olsen told DR that the shooting is being considered as related to an ongoing gang-related conflict in the west Aarhus neighbourhood.

Several arrests were also made last weekend after a series of violent incidents in the area.

Police received new reports of shootings at an address in west Aarhus just after midnight on Monday.

“We dispatched a patrol to the location, but did not find anyone there. But shortly afterwards a 21-year-old man with gunshot wounds was brought in to the hospital. He has been treated overnight and his life is not in danger,” Olsen said.

“We are working on several theories, but initial impressions suggest that this is an internal conflict in an ongoing organised crime conflict in west Aarhus,” he added.

Police are reported to believe the recent surge in organised crime-related violence in Aarhus to be linked to attempts by a Copenhagen-based gang known as ‘Loyal to Familia’ to establish itself in the city.

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Danish court jails woman in 4 billion euro money laundering case

A Danish court on Thursday sentenced a woman to jail for attempting to launder nearly four billion euros, the largest case of money-laundering in the Nordic country's history.

Danish court jails woman in 4 billion euro money laundering case

The 49-year-old Lithuanian woman had confessed to the crime in police interviews, Denmark’s Prosecution Service said in a statement.

Between December 2008 and March 2016, nearly four billion euros were funnelled through a series of companies, all of which had accounts in Danske Bank’s Estonian branch.

“This is the largest amount we have seen in a money laundering case brought before a court in Denmark,” special prosecutor Lisette Jørgensen said in a statement.

“The woman had a role in a large money laundering complex built around 40 Danish limited partnerships,” Jorgensen added.

Using her expertise, she “made it possible for the companies to move money around in order to disguise their illegal origins”, the prosecutor said.

According to the prosecution service, two other defendants in the case have also been linked to the companies. 

One is a 49-year-old former Russian citizen who is in custody after she was extradited from the UK in December 2021, and the other is a 56-year-old Lithuanian man living in Denmark.

The Lithuanian woman sentenced Thursday was given three years and 11 months in prison for laundering millions in a separate case. 

Together with Thursday’s verdict, her total sentence is eight years in jail.

Prosecutors also said the case is connected a larger scandal involving Danske Bank, Denmark’s largest.

The bank is still recovering after it became embroiled in criminal investigations in several countries over some 200 billion euros in transfers that passed through its Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015, involving some 15,000 foreign clients, many Russian.

READ ALSO: Danish police drop money laundering case against Danske Bank directors

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