The spy was detained during a meeting with a Russian diplomat. Then the accused received 3,3 thousand dollars.
The Swedish prosecutor’s office has charged a 47-year-old citizen of the country with espionage in favor of Russia. He collected and passed information to a Russian diplomat for a monetary reward, according to the Swedish Prosecutor’s Office.
“While working as a consultant at a previous job, he received materials for the purpose of providing information to a foreign state, in this case — Russia,” said Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist.
The spy was detained during a meeting with a Russian diplomat. Then the accused received from him 3,3 thousand dollars. The prosecutor stressed that the money received by the accused shows how much Russia valued the information received.
According to the supervisory authority, the Swede illegally transferred information from work computers to personal computers, and then to USB drives. He also photographed some materials from the work computer screen.
The prosecutor’s office believes that the actions of the accused could endanger the security of the country.
At the same time, the SVT agency clarifies that the man has been passing information about the car companies Volvo and Scania to the Russians for several years. He was arrested in February 2019, but the charges were brought only two years later. The detainee faces 6 years in prison.
Recall that on February 5, the Russian Federation expelled diplomats from Germany, Poland, and Sweden for participating in actions in support of Alexei Navalny.