More Gripen Bribery Allegations
The Saab aeronautics company has been accused of paying bribes to sell its Gripen jetfighters abroad.
According to the Swedish Television program “Uppdrag Gransking” the money was paid to highly placed people in countries such as Hungary and the Czech Republic. Saab and its partner BAE are reportedly in discussions with American and British authorities, and may reach a settlement where BAE pays a fine to avoid the case going to court.
Swedish prosecutors say this would make it harder to pursue legal proceedings here in Sweden.