Scania acquitted of suspected violation of UN sanctions in connection with deliveries to Iraq from 2001-2003
February 20, 2014
– Scania was acquitted on all counts in the state prosecutor’s indictment regarding violation of the United Nations sanctions provisions in connection with deliveries to Iraq during the years 2001-2003. This was the verdict given by Södertälje district court today.
“I welcome the district court’s verdict of acquittal. The ruling is a great relief for Scania and particularly for the two managers who were indicted,” says Scania President and CEO Martin Lundstedt.
Scania was one of a number of Swedish companies that were included in the state prosecutor’s investigation into suspected breaches of the UN’s sanctions provisions. When the Saddam regime, in contravention of the sanctions provisions, started to demand kickback payments in 2000, Scania stopped doing business with the country and also informed the United Nations and Swedish authorities of this.
Scania’s position, which has now also been confirmed by today’s verdict in Södertälje district court, is that none of the company’s employees or former employees breached the UN sanctions provisions.
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