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Supreme Administrative Court upholds ex-Auditor General's sacking

The Finnish parliament unanimously dismissed Tytti Yli-Viikari in 2021.

Tytti Yli-Viikari wearing black with a dark background.
File photo of Tytti Yli-Viikari. Image: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva
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Finland's Supreme Administrative Court has rejected an appeal from former Auditor General Tytti Yli-Viikari over her sacking from the National Audit Office.

Finnish parliament dismissed Yli-Viikari in a unanimous decision in the summer of 2021.

Her sacking stemmed from an expenses scandal suggesting she had spent about 5,000 euros of public money on hairdressing and beauty services, as well as separate questions over her use of Finnair Plus flight points.

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court upheld the ex-Auditor General's conviction for embezzlement and abuse of office, refusing her leave to appeal.

Yli-Viikari had requested that the Supreme Court quash her convictions.

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