In breach of international sanctions

Scania executives charged for paying kickbacks in Iraq

Published onsdag 14 november 2012 kl 18:47
Martin Lundstedt blir ny vd för Scania. Foto: Scanpix
Martin Lundstedt blir ny vd för Scania. Foto: Scanpix

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.

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