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Comment: Case against Swedbank's ex-CEO over money laundering will be tough to prosecute

By Martin Coyle
  • 11 Jan 2022 01:30
  • 10 Jan 2022 12:36
The high-profile prosecution of Swedbank’s former chief executive over a huge money laundering scandal is a big test for Sweden’s financial crime prosecutor, which is not guaranteed to make the charges stick despite bringing reams of evidence to court.

Sweden’s Economic Crime Authority filed criminal charges of gross fraud and gros

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Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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