Financier Fredrik Lundberg suspected of bribery – after several hunts in the group Holmen.
Now connected former finance minister Anders Borg to lead the investigation, according to Today’s Industry.
Borg suspected of reception of a bribe.
"I am convinced that I handled this correctly," writes Borg to Aftonbladet.
Former minister of finance, Anders Borg.Foto: LOTTE FERNVALL
Company Holmen’s principal owner and chairman Fredrik Lundberg is interrogated and submitted to a suspicion of bribe giving, after having organized a number of yachts.
the Investigation was launched already in 2015, and on Thursday interrogated Lundberg.
Now according to Dagens Industri that the former finnansministern Anders Borg linked to the investigation.
He will have participated in the hunts during his time as minister of finance and paid according to the daily News, only 2 500 sek for participation in the hunt – significantly less than the trip value. According to the DN to be Borg have participated in the hunt during his time as finance minister.
Anders Borg is now reasonably suspected of reception of a bribe.
"You get to ask questions to Holmen and hear what they have for comments", writes Borg, in a response to Today’s Industry.
When Borg was confronted by Di on brottsmisstankarna he ended the call to then come back in a text message:
"In the meantime, in the government, I followed a strict line and paid for the engagement. The investigation related to an event after the 2014 elections, when I left the government. I am convinced that I handled this correctly. In general, I refer to my lawyer."
When Aftonbladet per sms reaches Anders Borg, he leaves the same answers to Today’s industry.
Anders Borg’s lawyer, Hans Strandberg, confirmed to the Di that the Borg is being investigated.
– Anders Borg has been questioned and served with suspicion. He gave an overview of how it happened and then it emerged that he followed all regulations, ” says the lawyer to the Di.
On the hunts to Holmen’s personnel have been involved, but also people from the group’s network.
"Holmen considers that neither the company or Fredrik Lundberg has violated the applicable rules. Holmen has provided the required information to the investigation and continues to cooperate with the prosecutor," wrote the group in a press release on Thursday.
Through his position as chairman of the board of the investment company Industrivärden: Fredrik Lundberg, among other things, interests in Handelsbanken, Sandvik, SCA, Skanska, SSAB, Ericsson, Ica-group and Volvo.
the public Prosecutor’s office in a press release on Friday confirmed that an investigation against Fredrik Lundberg is initiated.
"the Investigation has been carried out, inter alia, in the form of interviews and review of documentation provided by the company. Further investigation remains," writes the chief prosecutor Alf Johansson.
Aftonbladet looking for Anders Borg’s lawyer, Hans Strandberg, and the chief prosecutor Alf Johansson.
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