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Swedbank responds to the criticism: the Prosecutor's statement is wrong

During Wednesday conducted Ekobrottsmyndighet a foray at Swedbank's head office in Sundbyberg, after suspicions of, inter alia, money laundering and racketeering. According to the prosecutor, Thomas Langrot was denied EBM to take part of the so-called ”Grimstadrapporten”. The report could show that the bank has known the former, which makes it an important part in the investigation on the scam.

advokatsekretess and a beslagsförbud on the report. The decision was the prosecutor to see red, and has previously said to DN that the bank investigation more difficult.

the bank has so far declined to comment on the prosecutor's statements. But on Sunday morning, dismisses the bank to the criticism via his law firm Nordia in a press release.

”the Prosecutor has in the media stated that the bank is not involved in the search in the desired way, but on the contrary aggravated this by wanting to maintain secrecy and confidentiality. The prosecutor's statement is completely false and incomprehensible,” writes Swedbank.

has been able to be more helpful without breaking Swedish law. In the message they write that the bank has listened to the hired law firm Nordias advice, which, in turn, refers to the advokatsekretess on the documents. The cause is stated to be that work is under way to find out what consequences that may be relevant if the bank terminates the confidentiality and professional secrecy.

– the Bank operates in more countries than just Sweden, we first need to investigate if we violate privacy in the US for example or the Baltic states, and it takes time, " says Strandberg.

the claim of the bank and the law firm that they have helped to bring forward everything the prosecutor wanted to take part of.

– We have posted the press release because the prosecutor has gone out in the media and made claims that are inaccurate and damaging to the bank, in fact, acting to the bank just as the law gives them the right to do, " says Strandberg.

Read more: Swedbankrazzian: ”EBM prevented to take part of the internal report”

Read more: the Board of directors behind the refusal to disclose the report to the serious fraud office

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