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New bribery suspicions for TV4 reporter Sefastsson

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12:27 CET+01:00
TV4 reporter and legal expert Trond Sefastsson is suspected in yet another case of bribery.

He was informed of the new suspicions on Monday during a round of questioning.

“Another person suspected of paying bribes has also been identified in the case,” said prosecutor Malin Palmgren to TT.

Sefastsson's computer was confiscated by police in a raid on September 19th, but was only examined last Tuesday. The examination was conducted by Palmgren, along with an IT-forensics expert. Sefastsson and his attorney, Gunnar Falk, were also present.

“It was a straightforward and focused examination,” said Palmgren. “No conflicts in the material related to his protected sources came up.”

Several documents were copied during the examination of the computer which may have significance for the preliminary investigation, according to Malmgren. She would not divulge the name of the other suspect in the bribery investigation.

Sefastsson has admitted being paid 400,000 kronor by the family of a convicted criminal, but says the money was paid to him in his role as a legal advisor. The family who paid the money say it was in return for Sefastsson producing a report about their relative, who has convictions for serious drug offences.

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