STOCKHOLM (Bloomberg) -- Three former Saab executives, including former CEO Jan-Aake Jonsson and Chief Financial Officer Karl-Gustav Lindstroem, were arrested by Swedish prosecutors in an accounting-fraud probe.
Three people were questioned on Monday on suspicion of "grave attempts to complicate tax controls" during 2010 and 2011, Olof Sahlgren, the Swedish Economic Crime Authority's chief prosecutor, said today, declining to give the names of the arrested.
Court documents filed in Vaenersborg indicate Jonsson, Lindstroem and Saab's former general counsel Kristina Geers were the people detained. The suspects were released today after questioning and are still under suspicion, Sweden's TT newswire reported.
Bengt-Erik Sik, Geers's lawyer, denied the accusations and said: "We are all very shocked how this is being handled." Helena Wising, Jonsson's lawyer, said she was on her way to meet her client when and declined to comment further. Lindstroem's lawyer, Bo Ahlenius, was not immediately available to comment.