“This was wrong, in my opinion,” said Chancellor of Justice Göran Lambertz to Swedish Radio.
“It is important that a prosecutor is objective during an investigation.”
Swedish Radio reported that chief prosecutor Stefan Bergman admits making a mistake.
Martinsson was accused of helping convicted murderer Tommy Zethraeus with money laundering following a robbery near Stockholm. Bergman did not inform Martinson’s lawyer that a witness had withdrawn testimony about the robbery.
The truth came out during the trial in any case, and Martinson was cleared at trial.