Police uncovers money-laundering fraud scheme led by Norwegian citizens in Albania

The Prosecution of Tirana has revealed a money-laundering scheme led by two Norwegian citizens, who were trying to recycle 800,000 EUR which they have earned in fraud schemes. Ove Johanson and Joo Borgen Nilsen tried attempted to clean hundreds of thousands of Euros through ghost firms in our country, through transactions of shares. Investigations showed […]

The Prosecution of Tirana has revealed a money-laundering scheme led by two Norwegian citizens, who were trying to recycle 800,000 EUR which they have earned in fraud schemes.

Ove Johanson and Joo Borgen Nilsen tried attempted to clean hundreds of thousands of Euros through ghost firms in our country, through transactions of shares.

Investigations showed that Norwegian Golf Development AS, registered in Norway, had sold its shares in Albania. The main buyer was Ove Johanson. Two months later, Johanson sold the shares to his collaborator, the other defendant Joo Borgen Nilsen with a price 500 times higher than the original one, although no investment was made in the company.

Nilsen then established the Asia Capital Group, focusing on construction, projection and implementation of engineering projects.

Johanson has also been sentenced to Kosovo for a 300,000 EUR graud. Nilsen, on the other hand, is known to Norwegian authorities for a ponzi scheme known as Unacio.