The Swedish District Court in Gothenburg has sentenced a 47-year-old man to three years in prison on charges of transferring classified information about the production of Scania trucks to an employee of the Russian embassy, according to a press release from the court in Gothenburg.
“Today, a district court sentenced a 47-year-old man to three years in prison for espionage, namely for disclosing and transferring classified information from truck manufacturer Scania to an employee of the Russian embassy,” the press release said.
According to the court’s decision, the former employee regularly met with an employee of the Russian embassy and received money for the information provided. The court ruled to confiscate all the money received from the citizen. The convict himself did not admit his guilt.
It is also reported that the suspect was charged with transferring classified data to Volvo when he worked there, but on this issue the court acquitted him, as the account of the evidence was insufficient.
The press release says the 47-year-old worked as a consulting engineer for Volvo from 2016 to 2017, and was a Scania employee from February 2018 until his arrest in February 2019.