A Lay-Judge Visual Protest
After a High Court hearing in mid-October 1983, one of the lay-judges in the High Court, came up to my defence, Folmer Reindel and I. This lay-judge said, to our surprise, “I have had enough of this injustice and will go right away to my member of parliament to ask for his help”. Although such an action and the statement must be considered highly irregular from a member of the panel of judges in the High Court, in the case, it was very positive for me and Folmer Reindel to witness.
Such a reaction from a High Court lay-judge showed that the Danish authorities had some difficulty in covering up the truth. In fact, today I would like this lay-judge to step forward and contact me.
As to their rubber-stamping Judge Claus Larsen’s verdict, the High Court had little choice. First, they had to throw out two of the ridiculous charges which the lay-judges would not go along with.
Secondly, they somehow had an obligation to discharge the Danish authorities which had kept me locked up in restrictive pre-trial confinement for more than four years.
This allowed the judges to give me an eight-year sentence, as I had served that and would immediately be released anyway. Further, the Special Prosecution had argued for 12 years prison sentence.
As the newspaper headlines say “Bagmandspolitiet wanted to give me a sentence of 12 years prison”. In the end, it became just an issue to justify more than 4 years of incarceration in pre-trial detention.
The fact that the judges agreed on five years must show that there were some problems with the lay-judges; the jurist judges could not really get their way of serving their masters.
Anyone who knows how the courts worked in Denmark at the time would have known that there must have been a compromise among the judges as well as pressure on the three lay-judges since the final judgment was a “lesser” justification than they could have made.
The previous protest by one of the two lay-judges in the City Court
Two years earlier to the High Court action by a lay-judge, my defence and I witnesses that early into the City Court proceedings, one of the lay judges excused himself and left, according to my lawyers he went to live in France. So, another housewife joins the other housewife as lay judges.
The lay judge who left the “show trial” appeared to be educated and did ask question constantly, which the judge had to answer. The two housewives just appeared to be two uneducated individual listenings to judge Claus Larsen.
The worst, both housewives had regular coffee and meals with the Claus Larsen and the members of the prosecution. No one was there to records what they daily talked about. One can only imagine how wrong such fraternisation was, just think of films showing American or English court cases, how the members of the jury are isolated from members of the prosecution and judges. Therefore, two housewives for hundreds of court hearings associating with the judiciary judge and the prosecution makes a mockery of justice.
The companies had fulfilled all of their obligations until Mogens Hauschildt arrest for allege tax evasion
Advocate John Korsø-Jensen
The allegation for tax evasion, which was “used” to arrest Mogens Hauschildt with, was fabricated by the authorities in order to legitimise their illegal action and abuse of power.
The allegation was fictitious and never resulted in any indictment; there was no tax evasion.
From the first day of this miscarriage of justice, there has been a closed concerted conspiracy between the special prosecution, which they have themselves “fabricated” and thus instigated the case, the fiscal and financial authorities in Denmark, the courts and the Ministry of Justice.
Advocate Folmer Reindel
Most of the Danish media published, uncritically, all of the stories that they received from Bagmandspolitiet.
All giving headlines despite that most was fabricated lies and malicious innuendoes.
It was important to cause maximum losses for the investors and companies, through the use of the media providing false allegations, lies and a general cover-up of the truth.
After all, Mogens Hauschildt was locked-up and incarcerated in total Solitary Confinement.
Advocate Folmer Reindel