Magnus Stangeland

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Magnus Stangeland (born 17 March 1941 in Austevoll) is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Hordaland in 1985, and was re-elected on two occasions. He had previously served in the position of deputy representative during the term 1981–1985.

Stangeland was a member of Austevoll municipal council from 1971 to 1983, serving as mayor in the periods 1975–1979 and 1979–1981. From 1981 to 1983 he was also a member of Hordaland county council.

In a lower court, he had been sentenced to 60 days in prison on charges of fraud.[clarification needed][1] In 2011, Borgarting Court of Appeal acquitted him on charges of fraud.[2] He was ordered to pay Norwegian kroner 100 000 for court costs.[3] Riksadvokaten has appealed for the case to be tried by the Supreme Court.[4]


Political offices
Preceded by
John S. Tveit
Chair of the Standing Committee on Transport
Succeeded by
Oddvard Nilsen