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Norway: Contractor turns himself in

Posted by African Press International on June 4, 2008

Publisher: Korir, africanpress@getmail.no source.aftenposteneng

Harald Langemyhr, a building contractor from Tnsberg who’s charged with defrauding the City of Oslo and violating labour laws, reported to police during the night and said his first priority is to get three employees out of jail.

Harald Langemyhr is now undergoing questioning by the police.

PHOTO: SVEIN ERIK FURULUND

The three employees were arrested last week when police and labour authorities raided Langemyhr’s offices. Langemyhr himself was said to be out of the country at the time, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

His lawyer Petar Sekulic said Langemyhr is prepared to answer the police’s questions, in the hopes of freeing his workers.

“He’s putting a priority on his workers, ahead of himself,” Sekulic told financial news service E24.

Langemyhr was due to undergo questioning on Tuesday. He continues to deny charges he overbilled or tried to overbill Oslo city officials to the tune of NOK 28 million, in connection with work his firm was doing on a nursing home project in Oslo’s kern district.

The job site was raided earlier this year, and Langemyhr was also charged with exploiting Polish workers on the job.

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