A Danish woman suspected of a huge fraud at home will return to Denmark, a South African court ruled Thursday.
The magistrate at Johannesburg’s Randburg court said Britta Nielsen would return to Denmark accompanied by a Danish police officer later in the day.
Piet du Plessis, Nielsen’s attorney, told
She is the main suspect in a fraud case that caused a Danish government welfare agency to lose at least 111 million kroner ($17 million).
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In court, she sat quietly with her legs crossed, short hair dyed black, a cardigan over her arms and wearing sneakers.
Du Plessis read a statement saying Nielsen was willing to fly home, meaning no formal extradition was needed.
“We have made an agreement with the state that the matter against