How does one go from respected and talented drug investigator to drug dealer and corrupt police officer? This multiparter is about Jari Aarnio and one of the most baffling cases of police misconduct in Finnish criminal history.
Torsti Koskinen: chief and founder of the Helsinki police narcotics division from 1975 to 1996
Miika Kortekallio: Finnish criminal
Ritva Santavuori: prosecutor
Raimo Tienhaara: Finnish criminal responsible for the planning of the attack on Aarnio in 1996
Petri Rainiala: Helsinki police narcotics division senior officer belonging to Aarnio’s inner circle
Ari-Pekka Koivisto: state prosecutor in charge of the investigation into the HPN that started in 2007
Keijo Vilhunen: Finnish criminal
Mikael Runeberg: NBI investigator who later moved on to work for the HPN
Paul Perovuo: lawyer who helped Aarnio draft investigation requests against the NBI
Pekka Anttila: reporter for Suomen Kuvalehti
If you want to know more about this case, I highly recommend a book called Keisari Aarnio by Minna Passi and Susanna Reinboth which is also my main source of information for this multiparter. Unfortunately, the book is only available in Finnish for now.
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