Two executives of the Uros company in Oulu have been charged with gross aid fraud Homeland

The lawyer is seeking an unconditional prison sentence for both. Both defendants contest the indictment and seek dismissal of the indictment.

Preparatory session in Uros Oi's gross aid fraud case has commenced at the Olu District Court. Photo: Paulus Markula / Yle

A trial has begun at the Oulu District Court in which two former managers of Uros Oy are accused of gross aid fraud.

Jirgi Halligai And Tommy Uharia It is alleged that he attempted to obtain benefits totaling 6,162,000 euros through aid fraud and crime. This is about grants and funding from Innovation Center Business Finland.

Prosecutors are seeking unconditional prison terms for both of them for gross aid fraud.

Pursuant to 19 payment decisions made by Tekes between 23.6.2011 and 21.6.2016, the State Treasury has paid Uros Oy a total of more than 6 million euros in loans and grants for research and development projects for three different projects.

Both Hallikainen and Uhari deny the charges are partially out of date, are seeking their dismissal, and are seeking to have the confiscation decisions against them dismissed and overturned.

A preparatory court hearing was held at the Olu District Court. The charges were read, the defendants' answers were received, and the trial schedule was agreed upon. The main tests will take place at 17-20 weeks. Both the accused did not appear for the trial.

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