Jacko
Member
1 month 26 days ago

Well done, thank you.

saabyurk
Member
1 month 26 days ago

This must have taken a lot of you’re time but it’s much appreciated. Thanks,
I don’t know if this is an issue, but as I was reading comments and decided to log in, the login took me back to the SU home page instead of this comments section. That’s ok but took two extra clicks of my time. 🙂
The edit feature will be great for me. At my age I often forget what I just read and post duplicate stuff in comments. 🙂 Don’t know yet if you have a delete function but I would often make use of it.

Mick E. Bice
Member
1 month 25 days ago

Now all that’s missing is something relevant to Saab to talk about, for a change. (This site is called SaabsUnited after all, not NEVSUnited.)

Chris Hansel
Member
1 month 23 days ago

Jonathan, there has been a need to direct some of the posters to a more positive way of expression for a very long time at SAABSUNITED, going back to the time of Swade. So I agree with your approach. I only have one problem with the new system. I can’t find my Saab member photo? When I go in re-install it all the instructions are in Swedish! Help!

Dan P
Member
1 month 20 days ago

Very happy to see an upvoting system in place, we’ve really needed that here for a long time. I hope it will encourage people back from silence, and put an end to the same old boring repeated “it’ll never work” comments.

I’m very interested in hearing about any and all classic and modern Saab’s, restoration projects, owners’ cars, and – yes – news about what is left of Saab, AKA NEVS. Thanks Jonathan and co for breathing new life into this place. It desperately needed it.

Tjalle
Guest
1 month 22 days ago

I am a bit disappointed. One of the outstanding questions of the demise of SAAB, is the accusations of wrongdoing by VM, JÅJ and KG. There was a development of that yesterday, and there will shortly be a trial.
I believe that this is of great interest for the SAAB Community, but not a single word in SU.

Red J
Member
1 month 22 days ago

Talke, if you think that we have forgotten something you and everyone is welcome to contact us through the contact form and pinpoint us to that piece of news.
I think I saw something on that on ttela, if you know of further information you’re welcome to send us those links.

Tjalle
Guest
1 month 22 days ago
Red, this is the third – and final – of accusations of wrongdoing by VM, JÅJ and KG put forward by the State Prosecutor. Now it’s time for trial. “All” Swedish newspapers and P4 Väst radio had it yesterday. I have a pretty good picture of the events leading up to this. The picture is based on knowledge, prosecutor charges and newspaper INFO. I.e. I don’t have the full and absolute truth – but a reasonably good picture, which includes the reason for VM to buy SAAB. I am willing to put forward my “picture” of the events – now… Read more »
Red J
Member
1 month 22 days ago

Tjalle, you’re very welcome to write one or many posts on that matter here at SU!!

Tjalle
Guest
1 month 21 days ago

Teknikens Värld has an article about the situation – I have commented on that.

Rune Moberg
Member
1 month 20 days ago
I have deliberately stopped following those stories. The last time I checked was perhaps 6 months ago. The Swedish prosecutor went on record basically saying that the case was one giant fishing expedition. That the big buffoon was not hung out to dry in the Swedish media is a big mystery to me. What was said back then was that the prosecutors wanted full documentation of the _source_ of some of the money that found itself into the daily operations of Saab. Normally, in other countries, the prosecutors are more concerned with money being siphoned _out_ of a failing company.… Read more »
Tjalle
Guest
1 month 20 days ago

Worst crime in Sweden, EU and the US is not murder or rape – it is moneylaundering.

The prosecutor claims that Antonov supplied the money VM needed to pay off GM – it could then be moneylaundering.

Next worst thing is cheating on taxes – prosecutor claims that VM did not pay tax on his salary.

There are other allegations, but I believe those above are the big ones

The trial will, hopefully, sort this out.

Rune Moberg
Member
1 month 20 days ago
A couple of issues: 1) They tried prosecuting VM already. The tax authorities believed that a contractor could not act as an interim CEO. The courts said “yes, he can”, then the prosecutor appealed and was turned down again. (This particular lawsuit was _very_ moronic to say the least!) 2) Antonov has yet to be found guilty of anything. Even if that particular dealership deal was funded with Antonov’s money, do not forget that Riksgälden at that point in time okay’ed Antonov to become part owner of the factory. The prosecutor has to prove that the money came from a… Read more »
3cyl
Member
1 month 19 days ago
I suspect that doing business on an international basis necessitates a bit of money laundering. Reminds me of a time when an officer of a company was asked if they paid any bribes. “Of course we do” he responded only partly in jest, “we’re in business”. And as for businesses paying taxes in full – forget it. Best not to get too greedy in these areas though. That said, I have no doubt that the various managements of the SAAB car business over the years represent a rare exception to the rule and refused to even entertain thoughts of participating… Read more »
Tjalle
Guest
1 month 19 days ago

I am afraid that JÅJ – for once – did the wrong thing: signed the false document saying money was from Ukraine importer – while in reality from Antonov. JÅJ resigned the day after – he should have resingned instead of giving in for VM.
Swedish tax- and book-keeping laws are very strict – if you slip, you are done. Prosecutor does not have to prove crime – only incorrect book-keeping, which could enable cheating of tax or moneylaundering.

Again – trial will, hopefully, clarify what happened.

Red J
Member
1 month 19 days ago

Hi Tjalle,
did not know about that Ukraine thing, but I wasn’t following the case either.
As I’ve already said, if somebody writes about it, then it should be someone with in-depth knowledge of the case.

Tjalle
Guest
1 month 19 days ago

Then I suggest we wait for the trial.

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