Scania executives charged for paying kickbacks in Iraq
Two executives at the Swedish auto company Scania have been charged for breaking international sanctions in Iraq by paying around 100 million SEK in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime between 2001 and 2003, reports news agency TT.
Scania sold trucks, tractors, tankers and other auto equipment to Iraq for around 1 billion SEK. Sanctions in place at the time prohibited any UN member nation from supplying Iraq with foreign currency.
Prosecutor Nils-Eric Schultz believes the two executives paid kickbacks of up 10 percent of the total price through foreign dummy companies.
Schultz will meet with Södertälje district court and the executives' lawyers in early December.