Trond Kristoffersen

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Trond Kristoffersen
Born (1956-08-13)13 August 1956
Hammerfest, Norway
Died August 2013 (aged 57)
Occupation former businessman
Criminal charge
Criminal penalty
sentenced to 9 years in prison, fined 1,2 billion NOK
Criminal status Incarcerated

Trond Kristoffersen (13 August 1956 – August 2013) was a Norwegian businessman and convicted fraudster.

He was born in Hammerfest.

Together with Torgeir Stensrud, he was the founder of the Finance Credit company, which later went bankrupt in what became known as the Finance Credit scandal. In 2003, he was convicted of fraud and sentenced to 9 years in prison.[1] He was also fined 1,2 billion NOK (ca. €100 million), and subsequently went personally bankrupt. He was also barred from engaging in any independent form of trade, as well as from holding senior or board positions in any companies, for life.

He was incarcerated in Ullersmo prison from 2007, after the Supreme Court rejected his appeal, and was serving the rest of his 9-year prison sentence.[2] After six years in jail he was released after lodging an appeal. He died in August 2013.[3]


  1. ^ Ex-financier hit with record-long jail term -
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  3. ^ "Norges største bedragerisak for retten på ny" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 4 November 2013.