Former CEO of Saab automobile, Muller, to be interrogated by Swedish prosecutors
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
The former majority owner and CEO of Saab Automobile, Victor Muller,
will be questioned and likely be accused or indicted for economic
After various top management officials of the defunct Saab automobile
were arrested and charged with financial impropriety, the expectation
has been that Muller could be the next to follow. The Swedish business
daily, Dagens Industri has reported that Mr. Muller has now been
invited for some questioning by the Swedish legal authority.
The charges to be meted against the former top managers of the Swedish
luxury motor brand which went bankrupt is entirely linked to the
consulting fees paid to Muller, wile he was the head of the
company, according to the chief prosecutor, Olof Sahlgren,
reports the paper.
The issue surrounding Saab Automobile’s tax will likely grow. According
to Olof Sahlgren, several people in addition to the previously charged
top executives who were arrested on Monday will continue. This is why
former chairman and major owner Victor Muller has now been invited into
"Victor Muller will obviously be heard and there is every reason to
believe he will be served with accusation or suspicion of a crime,
"says Olof Sahlgren to Dagens Industri.
When asked why Muller had not already been arrested last Monday, when
the three other bosses were arrested, Olof Sahlgren responded
that "We can not just stray into Holland and other European
countries, and pick up someone. It takes time. And sometimes we
chose also to do things in a certain ways so as to preserve evidence."
Mr Muller said on Wednesday afternoon after being contacted by Swedish media sources that: "No comments".
According to previously held information the criminal suspicions
on other accused officials is entirely linked to the consulting fees
paid to Victor Muller. This information is confirmed by Olof Sahlgren.
The Economic crime bureau of Sweden says it is concerned about some
690,000 euros paid to Victor Muller’s Company based in Latin American
Netherlands Antilles, Tug Holding.
The offences have to do with money paid to Victor Muller in the form of
consulting fees instead of a salary, which meant that Muller escaped
tax in Sweden.
"It's about how this has been dealt with in the accounting system, "says Olof Sahlgren.
The allegations against Jan Ake Jonsson and Kristina Geers relates to
their role as board members, as it is their responsibility that the
accounting is done correctly.
Olof Sahlgren's hope now is that Victor Muller will be questioned as soon as possible.
By Scancomark.com Team
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