Crime

Man Fined For Coffee Bribery

A man who wrote a letter to the Swedish Road Administration, and who enclosed the equivalent of a couple of ten-dollar bills "to pay for coffee and buns", has been convicted of attempted bribery and fined the equivalent of a month's pay, ordered to pay legal costs and told to donate cash to the crime victim fund.

He was freed by a lower court due to the small sum involved, and the fact it wasn't sent to a specific person at the agency, but the court of appeal disagreed and found him guilty, according to the local newspaper Göteborgs Posten, saying it's the thought that counts.

The court gave him back the notes he had sent, however.