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Formal complaint filed against mayor candidate

Tysfjord County has filed a formal complaint against Mayor Candidate Kurt-Allan Nilsen for accepting wrongful payments. Nilsen should have been instituted as mayor Thursday, but now the county has postponed the appointment.

This was confirmed by Chief Officer Willy Hægeland after an extraordinary meeting in council Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, the county administration at Tysfjord states that it has found reason to believe that the company Nilsen runs with two other individuals, has received wrongful contribution of at least NOK 100,000 (USD 14,000) from the county.

According to the release given to TV 2 Nettavisen, a complaint has filed with the police, and the continued investigation will show if there are illegal circumstances connected to the case.

Nilsen is one of the three persons who run the company and he is mayor candidate on non party list in Tysfjord and was the most popular candidate for the position.

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