Ex-Saab Executives Arrested on Accounting Fraud Charges

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Three former executives of the now bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab have been arrested on accounting fraud charges, an Associated Press report announced later this week.
According to Swedish prosecutor Olof Sahlgren, the three, which have not been identified, are suspected of “aggravated attempts to avoid tax controls” by allegedly falsifying parts of Saab’s accounts between 2010 and 2011. If found guilty, the three executives, that worked for Saab while the company was under the ownership of Dutch car manufacturer Spyker, could face a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

Saab filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and was then acquired by National Electric Vehicle Sweden. The Hong Kong-owned company plans to build and sell electric cars under the Saab brand.

Back in March, the last batch of 78 vehicles assembled by Saab were auction in an online sale hosted by KVD. The sale also included the last factory produced 9-3X, one of the only three 9-3 SportSedan models painted Skyblue, and a 9-5 SportSedan TiD6 2.9 (Alpha) superdiesel.

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