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Man jailed for luring homeless Romanians to Sweden to beg

A beggar holds out a can to collect money. Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT

Published: 17.Jun.2019 15:37 hrs

A 34-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for luring two homeless men to Sweden from Romania and then forcing them to beg for money for up to 12 hours a day.

Elisabeth Hägglund Nortén, the judge in the appeals court for Skåne and Blekinge wrote in her verdict that the court had established that the man "through threats of violence had seized all the proceeds which the plaintiffs managed to collect". 
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