50-year-old Peter Jensen, who has been imprisoned in Thailand since 2014, has now returned to Denmark in order to serve his sentence there.
On 14 September 2016, Peter Jensen was in court for a preliminary hearing in Hjørring in Denmark, accused of tax fraud concerning nine different VAT and tax evasion for a total of approximately 8.5 million DKK. Peter Jensen denied the charges, but he admitted that he had been in charge of some of the companies that the indictment concerned.
Prior to the hearing in Denmark, Peter Jensen was imprisoned in Thailand. The Danish authorities wanted him extradited to face prosecution in Denmark, but as it turned out that Peter Jensen had a quarrel with the Thai authorities, he had to serve his sentence of two years in Thailand before being extradited to Denmark. On 27 August 2016, he was pardoned by the Thai authorities, and thus he arrived in Denmark on 14 September 2016.
So far, Peter Jensen will be held in custody on remand until 21 September 2016, when the court will determine whether the detention should continue or not. Mr. Jensen’s case begins in the court of Hjørring on 3 October 2016.