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The trial of a man suspected of obtaining millions in development loans with lies begins

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Feb 13, 2024

The trial of suspected crimes in the operations of the company Uros begins today in the district court. The founders of the technology company are accused of gross aid fraud. According to the criminal suspicion, Business Finland was tricked into giving Uroksen loans and grants of over six million euros. During the preliminary investigation, the suspects denied the acts. Jyrki Hallikai and Tommi Uharia are accused of receiving product development loans and grants worth more than six million euros in total from Business Finland in the 2010s.
The case concerns product development loans and grants worth more than six million euros in total, which Uros, which has since gone bankrupt, received from Business Finland in the 2010s. At the time of the alleged crime in 2011–2015, Uhari was the company’s CEO and Hallikainen was the chairman of the board. Uhari left Uros some years ago, Hallikainen has been the main owner of Uros.
Uros was declared bankrupt at the beginning of 2022. In its bankruptcy decision, the district court considered that the company was other than temporarily insolvent as intended by the bankruptcy act. According to the court, at that time Uros had debts of at least 13.5 million euros and only about 14,000 euros in cash. The trial begins with a preparatory session, in which the accused are not obliged to participate. The main hearing is scheduled to begin in April. Today, however, the prosecutor’s subpoena and the police’s preliminary investigation will be published. The trial begins with a preparatory session, in which the accused are not obliged to participate. The main hearing is scheduled to begin in April.

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