Since yesterday, the former Saab CEO Jan Ake Jonsson, the chief lawyer Kristina Geers and the former CFO Karl Lindström have been questioned by the public prosecutor. Spyker's offices were raided this morning. The dirty part of the Saab aftermath has begun. A friend who knows Sweden and the legal and tax system there better than me has summarized the facts for us. He writes:
According to Swedish press reports, three former Saab Automotive executives are suspected of having made tax controls difficult. They were interrogated on Whit Monday. Two of them have been provisionally arrested, including former Legal Director Kristina Geers. She was a member of the company's executive board during the period of allegations. Her lawyer dismisses the allegations as "completely out of thin air".
Preliminary arrests were made by Chief Prosecutor Olof Sahlgren to prevent collusion between the accused. The allegations relate to "accounting measures" punishable by up to four years imprisonment
The Swedish tax authority "Skatteverket" had warned the public prosecutor's office last May about the possible violations of the law.
Text: Richard for saabblog.net, firstname.lastname@example.org (Introduction)