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Prison for 'Stockholm Syndrome' accomplice

TT/David Landes · 31 Jul 2009, 17:53

Published: 31 Jul 2009 17:53 GMT+02:00

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Olofsson, who now goes under the name Daniel Demuynck, rose to prominence in Swedish criminal justice circles for his role in the famous 1973 bank robbery after which the term “Stockholm syndrome” was coined.

In addition to Olofsson, who was found guilty of serious narcotics crimes as well as attempted serious narcotics crimes, nine other suspects were also convicted by the district court in Linköping for their role in the smuggling ring.

According to the court’s ruling, Olofsson had a central role in a gang which trafficked large quantities of amphetamines and marijuana into Sweden between autumn 2007 and the summer of 2008.

Olofsson and six others were indicted for smuggling of 100 kilogrammes of amphetamines and 76 kilogrammes of cannabis from the Netherlands to Sweden.

Their crimes were covered in one part of a three part indictment.

The court also ordered Olofsson, now a citizen of Belgium, be deported from Sweden for life after serving out his prison sentence.

While he was sentenced for nine years in prison, Olofsson’s prison time will be extended by five years because his new offences violate the terms of his conditional release from a 14-year sentence he had been serving in Denmark until his release in 2005.

Back in 1973, Olofsson, known then as Demuynck, was in prison when friend Jan-Erik Olsson told police to bring Olofsson to a bank in central Stockholm where Olsson has holding four people hostage.

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After the six-day ordeal ended, several of the hostages defended Olsson and Olofsson, prompting Swedish criminologist Nils Bejerot to coin the term “Stockholm Syndrome” to refer to how hostages can sympathize with their hostage taker.

TT/David Landes (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

08:02 August 1, 2009 by Str8RichandBlack
He sure is a stupid crook.
17:00 August 1, 2009 by aairon
clark has more intelengence in his ass hole, then your entire family has in their combined tiny brains.(his ass probably smells better then your family LMAO)

So STFU If you have nothing productive to contribute Moron.

FREE Clark Olofsson NOW!
22:51 August 1, 2009 by Coalbanks
Aren't things bad enough in Belgium without sending this guy back?
07:43 August 2, 2009 by Str8RichandBlack

A Mutant inbred albino like you self should stick to svenska since i-n-t-e-l-l-i-g-e-n-c-e is below average! SMH

Moreover, you have neither the intellect, acumen, aptitude, astuteness, or brains to communicate with me.


Your Jealous for melanin
08:16 January 10, 2010 by aairon
You both obviously are fairly young and don't remember when Clark saved Many lives from a hot head friend of his. He used courage, great intellect, and a very fine understanding of the human mind to dissipate what could have been a very tragic situation. you can rant and rave all you want children but when you are older and hopefully much wiser then you are now, you will look back and understand how foolish your thoughts are. Have a nice productive life, and don't hurt others in your quest to prove your ignorance.
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