crime & justice

Red Cross Frauder Will Appeal Sentence

Johan af Donner, the former Red Cross communications director convicted of fraud and perfidy, will appeal his sentence of five years. News agency TT reports that af Donner wants his prison time reduced to three years instead.

Af Donner used fake invoices to cheat the Red Cross and his former employer, the Swedish Cancer Society, out of upwards of one million US dollars. The former director was ordered by the court to pay them double that amount, however, because of lost interest.

Af Donner’s two accomplices, who helped create and attest to the fake invoices, have also decided to appeal their sentences of 1.5 and 2.5 years.