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Fri, 18 Nov, 2016 12:09:01 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Nov 18
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The police have begun a criminal investigation into the activities of Saido Mohamed, a Vihreä liitto (Green League) deputy councillor.
 
Mohamed is suspected of aggravated money laundering, said Chief Inspector Jari Illukka to the Finnish news agency STT.
 
The matter was reported Thursday morning in the Finnish language daily Helsingin Sanomat.
 
Saido Mohamed’s sister was convicted of aggravated fraud last week in the district court.
 
According to the court, Saido Mohamed’s sister misled the national social insurance institution Kela in paying her about 44,000 euros in undue child support payments. 
 
Saido Mohamed said in court that she withdrew some of her sister’s money and sent it to her. The court, however, found no evidence that the sister received the money from Saido Mohamed. The sister told the court that Saido had used the money for her own studies.
 
Saido Mohamed waived her candidacy in the municipal election due to her sister’s conviction. She did not want to comment to STT on Wednesday about the conviction of her sister or the investigation started into her activities. She did not respond to STT’s calls on Thursday.
 
Saido Mohamed works at the Human Rights Association as an expert. The association’s Secretary-General Kaari Mattila said the criminal investigation has not affected Mohamed’s employment relationship.
 
“The matter is not related to her work here and the work of the Human Rights Association. It is a private affair of one of our employees,” said Mattila.
 
 
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