"Suspected of having been granted a visa to Sweden on false pretenses."
"A former employee of the Swedish migration board is suspected of having helped 121 afghans to get visas to Sweden on false pretenses."
"Some of them would visit the tennis week in Båstad – under falsified documents."
"– I suspect of course that he had done this with premeditation, " said prosecutor Arne Fors."
"It is suspected that the principal is in his 50s and began to work at the Swedish migration board in the mid-2000s. He allegedly committed the crimes when he was seconded to the ministry of foreign affairs as responsible for migrationsavdelningen on an embassy."
"the Swedish migration board started investigating him in 2016, in order to be granted visas to afghan nationals on fake grounds. In nine cases, he had changed correct rejection – to the acclaim. The man has also admitted that he had wrongly approved 14 applications for visa."
"the Investigation led to his dismissal with immediate effect in January 2017. Misskötsamheten had ”seriously damaged the Swedish Migration board's reputation,” according to's faculty accountability board, which then made a notification of prosecution. Now suspected he for the crimes."
"Suspected of serious misconduct"
"on Tuesday morning arrested the man in a dawn raid in the Stockholm area, according to Aftonbladet's information. At the same time, arrested a man and a woman in the gothenburg area. These two have not been employed at the Swedish migration board."
"– the Principal is suspected of serious misconduct, the other for abetting the crime, " says Arne Fors, prosecutor at the Riksenheten against international and organised crime. "
"All of the was later released the same day after questioning. They are deeply suspicious, and the investigation goes on."
"– the Roles have cleared and we have received more clarity in the actual course of events."
", ”Professional smuggling”"
"In the Migration board's investigation, as the SR the Echo reported on at the end of 2016, was examined, 71 suspected cases. Now the figure has risen."
"– It is 121 cases in which it is about right now, " says prosecutor Arne Fors."
"Has the subject been that the man received financial compensation?"
"– You can speculate, but I don't want to do it. The investigation has so far not revealed what the motive is, " says Arne Fors, prosecutor."
"In all 121 cases, the afghan citizens. Several of the afghans who come to Sweden has in this way then applied for asylum. The Swedish migration board's investigator writes: "
"”Of asylutredningarna shows that it is all a part of the professional smuggling of human beings”."
"”Would visit the tennis week in Båstad”"
"There is a strict regulation on how a visa can be granted to a schengen country. The application should be refused if the applicant does not have enough money for the stay, if the purpose is unclear, if the applicant has no valid travel medical insurance – and there are reasons to assume that the supporting documents are false."
"the migration board writes that they have a very restrictive practice in order to give Schengen visas to afghan citizens. It is usually high government officials or afghans working with aid projects with funds from the MINISTRY for foreign affairs or Sida granted a visa to Sweden."
"But under the principal's leadership was the documentation and processing at the embassy very poor – just when it came to the afghans, according to the Swedish Migration board's investigation."
"– those who received The visas have been able to come to Sweden on them. And once you are in Sweden you can apply for asylum, if you want it, " said prosecutor Arne Fors."
"21 afghan citizen sought the visa on the argument that a Swedish reputable company invited them to visit the tennis tournament Swedish Open in Båstad during the ”tennis week” in July. According to the Swedish migration board should certificate easily have been dismissed as a forgery. "
"– You can see his background and experience, what he had for the position at his workplace – and what he would've done against the background of it. When deciding on the visa to do some checks. If there is an invitation from any organization or any company to get in touch with them, to make sure that this is a real invitation, " says Arne Fors. "
"And he has not done? "
"The alleged principal denies both crimes and misconduct. His lawyer says that this is a very infected the case from the Swedish Migration board's side."
"– There is a time when it was sent in the invitation was a forgery. The controlled he is not clear enough. It is what he allows himself, or else he believes that he has not done anything wrong, says lawyer Jan Södergren."
"So he has no other involvement in this?"
" No, no involvement. He was blown, he says, " says Jan Södergren."
" Aftonbladet have searched the state department for comment."