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Tax agency staff set to face fraud charges

Tax agency staff set to face fraud charges

Published: 15 Sep 2010 13:10 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Sep 2010 13:10 GMT+02:00

An administrator at the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) and three other people are expected to be charged for their involvement in a fraud scandal.

According to chamber prosecutor Ove Lundgren, the Swedish Economic Crime Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten) estimates the case involves at least 120 million kronor ($16.89 million).

"It involved that much money," he told news agency TT on Tuesday.

Three of the suspects have been detained for some time on suspicion of aggravated tax evasion.

Lundgren declined to comment on what the suspects have done or what specific charges he plans to file. According to information from earlier this year, it may involve VAT fraud.

The 42-year-old administrator at the agency has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated fraud and serious breach of trust.

Two other men aged 35 and 37 were detained for aggravated fraud. A fourth person is a suspect in the scandal, but is not currently in custody.

At the end of last year, the agency discovered the scandal when someone responded to a suspicious transaction. When the agency went into its system, it found more suspicious transactions.

In January, an administrator at the agency was reported to the police and later arrested. Two other men were charged in absentia on suspicion of aggravated fraud.

Both have since surrendered and are currently in custody.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:20 September 15, 2010 by Frobobbles
So they were fingered. That is nasty. We all remember the movie Freddy Got Fingered.
18:08 September 15, 2010 by eZee.se
Government officials screwing the public and the government at the same time...

this must be a first!

/sarcasm.
13:09 September 16, 2010 by Rizwan Rahim
Wow ....when maths r thought in school students turn a blind eye to learn the importance of "zero" thinking it has no value but guys work in financial sector or something to do with numbers knows the "value".....

As per the report tax evasion is often regarded as money laundering and aiding tax evasion is also should be considered as ML, whereas Sweden has many tools on anti-money laundering measures but inadequate provisions in penal code.

the guys involved on the above crime,by means if they past the "integration stage" and the final stage of ML,it becomes far difficult to measure the overall impact caused to the Swedish economy.

"it may be .01 ore or 1MN Kroner,ML is a incurable cancer in an economy"
14:51 September 16, 2010 by bolababu
..at least i now know where 32% of my work-pay is going.
15:48 September 16, 2010 by dobermann
To bolabatu

That was a good comment:)
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