The scandal in premium pension company Allra has been one of the most written about this year, and CEO Alexander Ernstberger is at the centre, accused of committing a crime.
In an exclusive interview with Dagens Industri (DI) he claims that no mistake has been made, although he regrets not firing Ebba Lindsö and Thomas Bodström from the board.
At the start of 2017 the financial group Allra was about to enter the Stockholm stock market, instead Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) published an investigation leading to Allra being banned from the premium pension system and under investigation by the Swedish Economic Crime Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten). Alexander Ernstberger was held in custody for seven weeks.
The company is accused of milking their funds of hundreds of millions of kronor, intending to line the pockets of the owners at the costs of pension savers.
Ernstberger says his focus is now to “clear their names and get the truth out – that there has been no wrongdoing and no money has disappeared”.
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