Archive for April 6th, 2012
Police investigations have shown that 3.6 million Norwegian crowns (ca. US$630,000) were transferred to various foreign bank accounts held by Anders Behring Breivik between 2003 and 2006, reports Verdens Gang (VG). VG writes that the money stems from online sales of novelty/fake certificates.
The Norwegian press have previously claimed that Breivik did not make any significant money on his business projects, and has repeatedly suggested that Breivik has been lying about his business successes.
While working on his businesses, Breivik rented his own apartment. However, in 2006 he decided to move home to his mother’s apartment. It has been reported that he told his mother and half-sister that he intended to write a book. According to NRK, Breivik wrote in his diary in the autumn of 2009 that the book was completed, and that the project at this point entered a new phase; to obtain what he needed to produce the 900kg (2000 lb.) fertilizer bomb used in the 7/22 attacks.
It appears that Breivik took steps to avoid paying taxes to the Norwegian state, and according to the current VG article, Breivik’s mother has admitted to police that she assisted him in laundering some of his money, roughly 400,000 Norwegian crowns (ca. US$70,500). Breivik reportedly took out cash from various ATM cards which she then deposited into her bank account and later transferred to Breivik’s bank account.
The new information about Breivik’s finances has implications for the validity of the first psychiatric report which now appears to be based on incorrect information about Breivik’s ability to sustain himself financially.
More importantly, however, the first report now also appears to be founded on incorrect grounds with regard to the evaluation of whether Breivik has a realistic perception of reality, and whether he is speaking the truth in the compendium (the manifesto), in police questioning, and when interiewed by the court-appointed psychiatrists.
Google translation [edited for clarity]:
The mother laundered money for Breivik
The mother of accused terrorist Behring Anders Breivik (33) admits in the police interrogation that she helped her son to money launder 400,000 kroner.
The money comes from mass murder’s sale of fake diplomas on the internet, which was far more lucrative than what has previously been known.
From what VG is informed the police investigation shows that 3.6 million crowns were deposited in Breiviks foreign bank accounts from 2003 to 2006…..
Original article: Moren hvitvasket penger for Breivik
Related article: Breivik fortalde halvsystera om “manifestet”