Eased sentence in Atea case: Community service instead of unconditional prison sentence

On 17 March 2017, the Danish Eastern High Court gave judgment in one of the so-called Atea cases. The case involved two public employees who in the city court had been sentenced to unconditional prison sentences of 4 and 2 months, respectively, for violation of Section 144 of the Danish Penal Code. Pursuant to the provision, public employees are prohibited from receiving or requesting gifts or other benefits, and a violation thereof is sanctioned by a fine or imprisonment of up to 6 years.

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