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Engineer convicted in Saab blackmail case

Engineer convicted in Saab blackmail case
Engineer convicted in Saab blackmail case

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The Local
10 Nov 08 

The 48-year-old engineer charged with attempting to blackmail Saab 
Microwave Systems for 16 million kronor ($2.1 million) was sentenced on 
Monday to four years in prison.

He was convicted of serious unauthorized possession of classified 
information, bribery, as well as attempted bribery, but was acquitted on 
charges of industrial espionage.

The man, who worked as a consultant at Saab Microwave Systems, obtained 
various sensitive documents which he threatened to make public of the 
company didn=E2=80=99t pay him several million kronor.

According to the prosecutor, the documents contained company secrets 
which were also considered classified military secrets.


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