#Breaking: Criminal charges have been brought against Thomas Bimer, a former senior manager at Bombardier Transportation in Stockholm, Sweden, for his alleged role in a massive corruption scandal.

Bimer is accused of aggravated bribery in connection with a multimillion-dollar deal to install signalling systems for a railway in Azerbaijan. thestar.com/business/2021/…
The bribe is alleged to have amounted to as much as $100 million (U.S.), the prosecutor in the case told the Star.

The scandal is one of the biggest in its kind in Sweden. thestar.com/business/2021/…
Bimer, who worked out of Stockholm, used to be vice-president of Bombardier Transportation’s Rail Control Solution Division. thestar.com/business/2021/…
“He was the head of the department in charge of this project. We believe that he was aware that Bombardier colluded with the customer in Azerbaijan,” said prosecutor Staffan Edlund. thestar.com/business/2021/…
According to the indictment, Bombardier won the rail contract by bribing at least one government Azeri railway executive.

If convicted, Bimer could face up to six years in prison. He denies any wrongdoing. thestar.com/business/2021/…

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