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Oil company in dramatic showdown in fraud case

A Danish oil company and several key individuals – protected by a name ban – have been preliminary charged with serious fraud after a customer claimed to have discovered systematic delivery fraud.

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In early 2014 the Attorney General’s office for fraud and economic crimes - generally known as the Danish Fraud Squad (SØIK) – in Copenhagen received a notable filing from an international company headquartered in Asia.

The contents of the police report were remarkable. Not just because the company claimed to have been subject to serious fraud perpetrated by a Danish oil company. The report also contained extensive material in the form of documents, e-mails and other papers gathered by the company’s internal accountants.

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