Malmö politician faces bribes trial
TT/The Local · 29 May 2006, 18:26
Published: 29 May 2006 18:26 GMT+02:00
A senior Social Democrat politician in Malmö will go on trial this August charged with taking bribes.
Municipal commissioner Ilmar Reepalu is accused of accepting a free trip to Africa from businessman Dan Olofsson. He is being charged together with former governor of Skåne Bengt Holgersson. Olofsson is being charged with bribery.
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