The Associated Press reports three former Saab executives have been arrested on charges of accounting fraud. Swedish prosecutor Olof Sahlgren has refused to identify the individuals, but says they're suspected of attempting to evade taxes by falsifying Saab accounts between 2010 and 2011 during the Spyker years. Other reports indicate the parties involved include former General Counsel to Saab Kristina Geers (seen to the left of former CEO Victor Muller, above), a 15-year-veteran of the company – her husband, Eric, was the company's communications director for 9 years as well.

Saab filed for bankruptcy in 2011, and was purchased shortly thereafter by National Electric Vehicle Sweden. If convicted, the trio could face up to four years in prison for their crimes under Swedish law.


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      OopsISuck
      • 1 Year Ago
      That guy has an awesome scarf.
      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      But hey, they looook maaaaaah-velous.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Long tie, short sleeve jacket.
      churchmotor
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hint to executives. Claim you are UAW members, all errors forgiven.
      Craig Zinn
      • 1 Year Ago
      General Motors should be on trial not the ones who tried to save Saab. Beware I smell the Obama Chicago BS
        Eco-Dork
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Craig Zinn
        The IRS goon squad and the European counterparts strike again!
      knightrider_6
      • 1 Year Ago
      How long before Republicans apologize to these three like they did to BP executives after oil well disaster?
        Eco-Dork
        • 1 Year Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Yeah because the IRS never abuses people or as used a goon squad by politicians.
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      forget tax evasion, where is the style police
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can tell it was near the end - money was so tight the heat was turned off in the building.
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        And he obviously was thrifting with Macklemore and grabbed the wrong sized jacket...
      Jake
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm so conflicted. I'm contentedly heterosexual, but that scarf is driving me crazy.
      costeau
      • 1 Year Ago
      They've now confirmed the names of the other two they arrested: • Former CEO Jan Åke Jonsson • Former financial director, Karl G. Lindström (who currently is a director of corporate financial control at Sony Mobile Communications) Jonsson and Geers are held on the suspicion of grossly perverting the course of tax auditing, whilst Lindström is held on suspicion of aiding and abetting the first two. Geers and Lindström are denying the allegations. No info about Jonsson's responses yet.
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