Former Helsinki drug squad boss sentenced to three years in prison
The former head of Helsinki's drugs squad was sentenced on Friday to three years in jail for official misconduct, aggravated fraud and bribe-taking related to the purchase of police surveillance equipment.
Jari Aarnio was previously sentenced to one year and eight months by a district court, but judges at the Court of Appeal took a harder line, saying his actions were planned and had endangered public trust in the police. He denied the charges.
Such cases are rare in Finland, whose public sector ranks second least corrupt in the world after Denmark.
Aarnio also faces charges, which he... read more
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