Last autumn, the government offered Thomas Bodström service as county governor of Stockholm county. An offer which, however, was withdrawn after the scandals around the pensionsbolaget Most, where Thomas Bodström previously been a board member.
IN the Swedish tv-program ”My truth” tells the now First that the government offered him six months ' salary, the equivalent of a half a million dollars, to self terminate itself from the post as governor.
"they said They wanted me to terminate me, it would be best for the government," says Thomas Bodström in the SVT.
the minister of justice had been in the biggest (if not the board, but the suspect never for involvement in the crime. Despite the fact it was directed sharp criticism of the First would become the governor of Stockholm, among other things, a 50-odd employees of the Authority that the government withdrew the appointment.
– My bid was zero months ' salary, but that I was not going to terminate me. It had been really weird if we were agreed that I had not done anything wrong but that I still have to tell me up, to save the government, " says Thomas Bodström.
unrepentant government. Civilminister Ardalan Shekarabi (S) said then that the government no longer had confidence in Thomas Bodström.
”the Government does not comment on the details of the conversations that took place with Thomas Bodström, in connection with that the government reversed its decision to appoint him to the county governor of Stockholm county,” writes Ardalan Shekarabis press officers Matilda Glass to DN.
DN is looking for Thomas Bodström.
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