31 May 2011

Swedish Housing Boss Guilty in Bribery Trial

Olle Lundgren (pictured here) was convicted of accepting $13,500-worth (24 metric tons) of bricks meant for the construction of housing by the contractor Weinberger, in the hope that Mr. Lundgren would help out the company in the future.

Mr. Lundgren’s conviction in the case will lead to a 6-month prison sentence even though, according to Mr. Lundgren’s attorney – Anders Munck – Mr. Lundgren believed that he had paid for the bricks, at least until last year when the bribery accusations arose.

The scandal also affects the the local municipal housing firm, Familjebostäder, the city’s sports and clubs division, and the relationship between housing magnate Stefan Allbäck and municipal officials.

For the original article from The Local, please click here.

The photo of Mr. Lundgren comes courtesy of GT.Expressen.SE.