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Spy convicted of selling Scania’s secret to Russia

A 47-year-old former consultant from Scania and Volvo was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of selling Scania’s trade secrets to Russia.


According to Swedish court documents, the man worked as a consultant for both Volvo cars from 2016 to 2017 and from February 2018 to early 2019 when he was arrested by Swedish truck maker Scania. It has become clear.

The man was arrested while meeting with Russian embassy staff at a restaurant in central Stockholm, admitting that he had received it from Russian embassy staff, and a Swedish court concluded that it was a spy payment.

The court states that the man transferred confidential information from Volvo and Scania to a USB storage device and handed it to Russian embassy officials knowing that the information would benefit Russia.

“To be convicted of espionage, Sweden’s security could be compromised if information benefits foreign powers,” the court said in a statement.

“The district court ruled that this was the case with the information the man obtained from Scania, but it has not been proven to be the case with the information from Volvo.”

The man whose occupation is described as “civil technician” denied the crime.

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Spy convicted of selling Scania’s secret to Russia Spy convicted of selling Scania’s secret to Russia

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