Football referee Moen has been sentenced to four months in prison

Football referee Moen has been sentenced to four months in prison

Sven Udvar Moen, 44, pleaded guilty to serious tax fraud. He was sentenced to 120 days in prison and a fine of NOK 100,000.

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Superior Judge Sven Udvar Moen pleaded guilty in the case of serious tax fraud. In the ruling by the Haugaaland and Sønhordland District Court, Moen appears to have acted with “gross negligence”.

On Tuesday, Moen was sentenced to 120 days in prison. In addition, he received a fine of NOK 100,000. Moen is said to have appeared in court and admitted that he had acted negligently.

– I take note of the ruling. I have said from day one that the most important thing is to make amends for me, and I will do that now, says Svein Oddvar Moen to VG.

– How did you feel when you received the ruling?

– It was as expected. I’ve known this suggestion for a while, and it is. “Then I will take note,” he says.

Moen tells VG that the punishment should be unconditional, and that he will apply to use ankle chains.

At the end of the week, Moen will be the VAR referee.

-We all make mistakes. I paid everything back and I take responsibility for it,” Moen says.

The ruling comes after Moen was charged with evading NOK 1,018,695 in taxes from 2014 to 2020.

– Many wondered where this money came from. Is it one of the matches you refereed in the Middle East?

– It is one of the matches that I refereed in Europe and the world in general. But now I think we should respect that I received the ruling, take it into account, and then we’ll go from there, Moen says.

Moeen previously officiated matches in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

The starting point for the penalty for tax evasion of approximately one million kroner is six to seven months’ imprisonment.

But the court found that the accused made confessions without reservation, and therefore the sentence was reduced to four months in prison, as stated in the ruling.

Moen has 14 days to appeal the ruling.

– Will you appeal the ruling?

– I’m not.

On September 1, Moen was removed from the Elite Series match between Odd and Sandefjord.

The case against him was held in the Haugaaland and Sønhordland District Court on September 11, and now the verdict is clear.

– We became aware of the relationship after a report from the Norwegian Tax Agency. They searched an individual property owned by the accused. Through the check they discovered that there was income that had not been declared for taxes, as police lawyer Camilla Levang previously explained to NRC.

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