The trial against the former owners of Ninjas in Pyjamas is underway.
As confirmed by the court, the judicial procedure will take over three hours.
One of the defendants has confessed while Emil ”HeatoN” Christensen has claimed he is innocent when it comes to the alleged accounting violation.
As Aftonbladet Esport could report on September 28th, two of the former owners of Stockholm Esport Production AB have been prosecuted for accounting violation.
Today the trial begins at Stockholms Tingsrätt and, if found guilty, the defendants could face either fines or jail up to a maximum of six months. If the crime is deemed severe, the former owners could face six years in jail.
The former owners of now bankrupt company Stockholm E-Sport Produktion AB stand accused for accounting violations. According to the prosecution those formerly responsible for the everyday operations of the company who also paid Ninjas in Pyjamas players’ salaries failed to deliver a financial statement to the auditor who, after the aforementioned documents never arrived, notified the authorities.
– This happened a long time ago and the operations with Ninjas in Pyjamas won’t be affected, Emil Christensen told Aftonbladet Esport as the prosecution became public.
According to the pre-trial hearing Stockholm E-Sport Production AB failed to pay employment tax for the players on the Ninjas in Pyjamas squad, a duty that lies in the hands of the employer. Emil ”HeatoN” Christensen, one of the three owners, says in interrogation with the police that he acted in good faith and that it was another owner who missed out on all the duties in terms of managing the company finances.
His partner have confessed to the alleged accounting violations while Christensen has claimed he is innocent.