That headline is the result of a GoogleTrans. I don’t think there were actually any formal criminal charges here, but there were suspicions, rumour and innuendo surrounding Vladimir Antoonov, enough that GM insisted that he not be a formal part of the group seeking to acquire Saab one year ago.
The following is a Googletrans and it’s good to see a story like this appearing in DI.se. I hope they leave it as a headline all day.
Fistbump to Vladimir.
Antonov cleared of criminal charges
Can not find any evidence that the former Spykerägaren Vladimir Antonov been involved in crime. It shows two independent audits, according to Dagens Industri.
It was in February that Dutch sports car maker Spyker bought the Saab Automobile from GM. A prerequisite for the deal was that Vladimir Antonov disappeared as Spykerägare.
Sources of DI has been shown that GM suspected that he was involved in more than questionable and downright illegal business, such as money laundering.
Suspicion must be received from the Swedish government, which is also related to the sales process gave the U.S. firm Kroll commissioned to examine Vladimir Antonov.
DI have read the report. In no case did Kroll manage to prove their suspicions. Antonov acquitted in the investigation which he himself initiated after GM stopped him from becoming the owner of Saab. No evidence has been found to Vladimir Antonov or any of his companies are or have been involved in organized crime or money laundering, writes DI.
Saab’s President Victor Muller has made no secret that he wants back Antonov as owner.
“That’s what I have tried to say all the time. Antonov has been falsely accused, he is an honest man and must have his reputation restored,” he says to the DI.
Thanks to Anders L for the tip!