"Billionaire Sten-Åke Lindholm in foreign criminal investigation, according to uppdrag granskning"
"He called for doldismiljardär, the man who founded lågprisimperiet the auto parts store. "
"We have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of," says Knut R Svenningsen, ceo of the auto parts store. "
"Sten-Åke Lindholm is Sweden's richest businessmen. It is said that the Biltema-the founder is good for well over 10 billion. But exactly how much he has earned on selling low-priced products to the Swedish people are the few who know. "
"the Prosecutor: ”Want to know if the money is legal '"
"On 16 January this year was closer to 40 million Swedish kronor on an 82-year-old man's newly-opened bank account in Gjader, Albania. Money that, according to the man, should go to the treatment for his kidney disease. Just a few days later, the suspected 82-year-old, a close relative of a senior manager in the Biltemas management in Sweden, for the purpose of money laundering. The money has announced, pending the police investigation to be completed. "
"In the judgment is shown under the UG that the sender is one of Sweden's most successful businessmen, Biltemas Sten-Åke Lindholm. The money have been transferred from Lindholm's account in Switzerland to the account in Albania. "
"The Albanian prosecutor Erjon Shehaj do not believe in the explanation that the 82-year-old man on the Albanian countryside is an old, dear friend to an auto parts store-the founder."
"– We want to know if the money is legal or not, " says Shehaj in the UG."
"Further transactions of sek 14 million, linked to the Biltemachefens family members in Albania, have been seized."
"a High-ranking chief to be investigated"
"the Prosecutor has also seen another link, which allows even the boss of the Biltemas management has been drawn into the tangle. In the investigation included multiple apartment purchases in Albania, of which several should have gone to the head. "
"In a letter to the court from the Albanian family lawyer, where they want to bring back the frozen assets, it says that the money has gone to ”a very good employee's family” and that it is ”an employee who contributed to Lindholm business has grown”. If they are close to 55 million crowns were intended to the senior Project manager in Sweden, it can according to the UG also be serious tax evasion."
'I'd like to say that the Swedish Tax agency normally assumes that everything it receives from his employer is taxable as income," says Pia Blank Thörnroos, a legal expert with the Swedish Tax agency in the program, which, however, does not comment on the individual case. "
"the auto parts store: ”Pure nonsense”"
"On Tuesday afternoon may Aftonbladet an e-mail from Biltemas marketing manager Johan Gerdevåg. He refers to a written comment, which, inter alia, explain to the auto parts store-the group of the last four years has paid $ 1.9 billion in the just in corporate taxes. Biltema denies also the allegations of money laundering: "
"”This is nonsense. The truth is that Sten Åke Lindholm supported a family in connection with the need for skilled cancer care, and decent housing in Albania. This has been private gifts from Sten Åke Lindholm's own wallet. The Swedish fraud squad has investigated the issue and described it as a success story.” "
"In the same written statement from the auto parts store also give a ceo Knut R Svenningsen a comment:"
"”We are a good corporate citizen and pay our taxes in all the countries to the letter. ”Uppdrag granskning” has thus completely wrong. We have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. On the contrary, 1.9 billion in corporate income tax is a lot of money,” says”."
"▪ Mandate review sent Wednesday 17 april there is a 20.00 of BBC1."
"Biltemaresan began in a rented basement in Majelden in Linköping then Sten-Åke Lindholm began to sell cheap parts that he bought directly from the manufacturer, without intermediaries. Something that would prove to be profitable. "
"In the day selling the auto parts store, including spare parts, auto parts and tools, in around 140 stores in the Nordic region, of which 50 in Sweden. "
"No one knows exactly how much the founder has served on the to sell low-priced products to the swedes, but according to Expressen 2017, he has assets of eleven billion in foreign companies."
"Biltemas turnover has more than doubled in eight years and today, by all appearances the ownership, according to the ”Mandate review”, moved to a company in Hong kong, where is all the profits outside the country shall be tax-free. "
"Tasks that an auto parts store the actual rejects in an email to Aftonbladet from the marketing manager Johan Gerdevåg: ”This is completely wrong. Our asian purchasing office – which rightly has its office in Hong kong – paid for example, 130 million in corporate income tax. Just in the last year”. "