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Despite Victor Muller’s assurances that he is innocent, that he has not been accused of any crime, and that Sweden’s Economic Crime Authority most likely only wants to invite him for a friendly chat, Sweden’s  Göteborgs-Posten thinks it knows who is the target of the investigation:  Victor Muller, and Saab’s board. In the end, Victor […]

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Tax Saabotage: Swedish Economic Crime Authority To Question Muller http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tax-saabotage-swedish-economic-crime-authority-to-question-muller/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tax-saabotage-swedish-economic-crime-authority-to-question-muller/#comments Wed, 29 May 2013 13:29:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489944 Former Saab Chairman Victor Muller “will be called in to answer questions related to a Swedish inquiry into alleged tax offenses at the bankrupt carmaker,” Sweden’s  Economic Crime Authority told Reuters. When news spread last week that Muller will be called on the carpet, Victor took to his favorite mouthpiece, Saabsunited, and said it is […]

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Former Saab Chairman Victor Muller “will be called in to answer questions related to a Swedish inquiry into alleged tax offenses at the bankrupt carmaker,” Sweden’s  Economic Crime Authority told Reuters. When news spread last week that Muller will be called on the carpet, Victor took to his favorite mouthpiece, Saabsunited, and said it is […]

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Tax Saabotage: Victor Muller Named As Suspect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tax-saabotage-victor-muller-named-as-suspect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tax-saabotage-victor-muller-named-as-suspect/#comments Thu, 23 May 2013 07:43:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489341 As suspected, the Swedish Saab scandal  over avoided taxes grows wider.  Yesterday, it reached the failed takeover artist Victor Muller. “Muller prime suspect in Saab tangle,” headlines Swedens Svenska Dagbladet, The paper obtained court documents that say Muller is wanted for questioning. “Victor Muller is going to be called into the Financial Crimes Unit,” Chief […]

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As suspected, the Swedish Saab scandal  over avoided taxes grows wider.  Yesterday, it reached the failed takeover artist Victor Muller. “Muller prime suspect in Saab tangle,” headlines Swedens Svenska Dagbladet, The paper obtained court documents that say Muller is wanted for questioning. “Victor Muller is going to be called into the Financial Crimes Unit,” Chief […]

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Tax Saabotage: Three Former Saab Execs Arrested, Victor Muller’s Offices Searched http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tax-saabotage-three-former-saab-execs-arrested-victor-mullers-offices-searched/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/tax-saabotage-three-former-saab-execs-arrested-victor-mullers-offices-searched/#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 15:15:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489134 Key members of the board of bankrupt carmaker Saab were arrested yesterday on suspicions of tax evasion.  Former Saab General Counsel Kristina Geers, former CFO Karl-Gustav Lindstrom, and former CEO Jan Åke Jonsson spent the night in jail. After a serious grilling, the three were released today. At the same time, the offices of  Spyker […]

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Key members of the board of bankrupt carmaker Saab were arrested yesterday on suspicions of tax evasion.  Former Saab General Counsel Kristina Geers, former CFO Karl-Gustav Lindstrom, and former CEO Jan Åke Jonsson spent the night in jail. After a serious grilling, the three were released today. At the same time, the offices of  Spyker […]

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Our Daily Saab: Banking On A Chinese Bank, Not Bank Of China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/our-daily-saab-banking-on-a-chinese-bank-not-bank-of-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/our-daily-saab-banking-on-a-chinese-bank-not-bank-of-china/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:18:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421425 Rumors that the Bank of China would be taking a role in the “rescue” of Saab turn out to have been something of a miscommunication. Saab explains the situation as it currently exists. Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swan) announces it is in discussion with Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co. Ltd. (Youngman) and a bank in China […]

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Rumors that the Bank of China would be taking a role in the “rescue” of Saab turn out to have been something of a miscommunication. Saab explains the situation as it currently exists. Swedish Automobile N.V. (Swan) announces it is in discussion with Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co. Ltd. (Youngman) and a bank in China […]

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Our Daily Saab: Muller Losing Faith, Antonov Going Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-muller-losing-faith-antonov-going-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/our-daily-saab-muller-losing-faith-antonov-going-down/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:09:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420806 A TTAC tipster sent us a Teknikens Värld  interview with Saab’s long-suffering would-be rescuer, Victor Muller, in which the eternal Saabtimist seems ready to admit defeat. In essence, he admits that GM is unlikely to ever approve a plan involving Chinese firms, that the Chinese firms are throwing “money into a black hole” and that all […]

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A TTAC tipster sent us a Teknikens Värld  interview with Saab’s long-suffering would-be rescuer, Victor Muller, in which the eternal Saabtimist seems ready to admit defeat. In essence, he admits that GM is unlikely to ever approve a plan involving Chinese firms, that the Chinese firms are throwing “money into a black hole” and that all […]

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Quote Of The Day “Bankruptcy Is No Option For Saab” Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/quote-of-the-day-bankruptcy-is-no-option-for-saab-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/quote-of-the-day-bankruptcy-is-no-option-for-saab-edition/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:17:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415429 Lyssna: Saabs vd, Victor Muller, om företagets situation Whenever a CEO says “bankruptcy is not an option,” you know the game is up. After complaining in this Swedish Radio interview (in English) that his court-appointed administrator is trying to sell Saab off wholesale to the Chinese, Victor Muller trots out Churchillian and Nietszchian calls to […]

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Lyssna: Saabs vd, Victor Muller, om företagets situation Whenever a CEO says “bankruptcy is not an option,” you know the game is up. After complaining in this Swedish Radio interview (in English) that his court-appointed administrator is trying to sell Saab off wholesale to the Chinese, Victor Muller trots out Churchillian and Nietszchian calls to […]

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Victor Muller Plays Maharajah While Suppliers Go Belly-Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/victor-muller-plays-maharajah-while-suppliers-go-belly-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/victor-muller-plays-maharajah-while-suppliers-go-belly-up/#comments Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:59:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410859 Whenever we report about the machinations around Saab, the faithful remind us that there are real people affected. They are right. Some of the real people work for IAC for instance, one of Saab’s largest suppliers. Half of the production of its factory in Färgelanda went to Saab.IAC Sweden could be bankrupt in a few […]

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Whenever we report about the machinations around Saab, the faithful remind us that there are real people affected. They are right. Some of the real people work for IAC for instance, one of Saab’s largest suppliers. Half of the production of its factory in Färgelanda went to Saab.IAC Sweden could be bankrupt in a few […]

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Saab: Antonov Considers EIB Lawsuit, While Questions Arise Over “Management Services” Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-antonov-considers-eib-lawsuit-while-questions-arise-over-management-services-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/saab-antonov-considers-eib-lawsuit-while-questions-arise-over-management-services-money/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:38:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404738 SvD.se reports that would-be Saab rescuer Vladimir Antonov is considering legal action against the European Investment Bank and the Swedish Government, for keeping him out of an ownership stake at the failing Swedish automaker. Says Antonov I have therefore decided to investigate the possibility of taking legal action, including but not limited to claims for […]

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SvD.se reports that would-be Saab rescuer Vladimir Antonov is considering legal action against the European Investment Bank and the Swedish Government, for keeping him out of an ownership stake at the failing Swedish automaker. Says Antonov I have therefore decided to investigate the possibility of taking legal action, including but not limited to claims for […]

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Trollhättan Official Calls On Saab CEO To Step Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/trollhattan-official-calls-on-saab-ceo-to-step-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/trollhattan-official-calls-on-saab-ceo-to-step-down/#comments Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:57:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404674 SvD.se reports that Paul Akerlund, Saab’s former IF Metall (one of Sweden’s largest trade unions) representative and now Trollhättan Municipal Council Chairman, has called for the resignation of Saab CEO Victor Muller, saying I do not think Victor Muller is a good president. He is an owner and a contractor, but he has not sufficient knowledge about […]

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SvD.se reports that Paul Akerlund, Saab’s former IF Metall (one of Sweden’s largest trade unions) representative and now Trollhättan Municipal Council Chairman, has called for the resignation of Saab CEO Victor Muller, saying I do not think Victor Muller is a good president. He is an owner and a contractor, but he has not sufficient knowledge about […]

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Saab Recasts Itself As Auto Industry’s Answer To Wal-Mart http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/saab-recasts-itself-as-budget-chinese-export-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/saab-recasts-itself-as-budget-chinese-export-brand/#comments Tue, 10 May 2011 17:24:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394475 Saab has started paying suppliers again (although production hasn’t restarted yet), and CEO Victor Muller is once again all popped-collar confidence as he dismisses the “speed bump” that he blames on negative publicity. But behind Mueller’s yacht-club breeziness and talk of “true Saabs,” major changes are afoot in Saab’s business model. Saab’s deal with Hawtai, […]

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Saab has started paying suppliers again (although production hasn’t restarted yet), and CEO Victor Muller is once again all popped-collar confidence as he dismisses the “speed bump” that he blames on negative publicity. But behind Mueller’s yacht-club breeziness and talk of “true Saabs,” major changes are afoot in Saab’s business model. Saab’s deal with Hawtai, […]

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Saab-Spyker Is A Hot Mess http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/saab-spyker-is-a-hot-mess/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/saab-spyker-is-a-hot-mess/#comments Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:06:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351924 Where to start with Saab-Spyker CEO Victor Muller’s plans for world domination? Why not with the craziest part? Despite declining sales, the boutique supercar arm of Saab-Spyker claims to be developing a “Super Sport Utility Vehicle” in the mold of the D12 Peking-To-Paris showcar. Autoinformatief.com caused quite a stir when it revealed images of both […]

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Where to start with Saab-Spyker CEO Victor Muller’s plans for world domination? Why not with the craziest part? Despite declining sales, the boutique supercar arm of Saab-Spyker claims to be developing a “Super Sport Utility Vehicle” in the mold of the D12 Peking-To-Paris showcar. Autoinformatief.com caused quite a stir when it revealed images of both […]

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Saab-Spyker’s Success Plan: New Cars, Cheaper Cars, And More Outlandish Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/saab-spykers-success-plan-new-cars-cheaper-cars-and-more-outlabdish-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/saab-spykers-success-plan-new-cars-cheaper-cars-and-more-outlabdish-cars/#comments Mon, 08 Mar 2010 21:40:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348139 With Russian financiers offering up to $100m to back the new Saab-Spyker project, it’s not surprising that the internet is awash with glad tidings of new cars from the new Dutch-Swedish venture. On the Saab side, CEO Victor Muller and company are teasing analysts with news that Saab is “already working on plans” for a […]

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With Russian financiers offering up to $100m to back the new Saab-Spyker project, it’s not surprising that the internet is awash with glad tidings of new cars from the new Dutch-Swedish venture. On the Saab side, CEO Victor Muller and company are teasing analysts with news that Saab is “already working on plans” for a […]

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Spyker Confirms Saab Sale Closure http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/spyker-confirms-saab-sale-closure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/spyker-confirms-saab-sale-closure/#comments Tue, 23 Feb 2010 16:57:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346409 We are delighted – Saab’s future is now secure. From today we will be concentrating all of our efforts into reviving Saab and transforming it into a sustainable and profitable company with the confidence to be bold.  We will reinforce the emotional experience between Saab drivers and their cars and we will focus on Saab’s […]

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We are delighted – Saab’s future is now secure. From today we will be concentrating all of our efforts into reviving Saab and transforming it into a sustainable and profitable company with the confidence to be bold.  We will reinforce the emotional experience between Saab drivers and their cars and we will focus on Saab’s […]

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Spyker Claims 2012 Profit Goal For Saab http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/spyker-claims-2012-profit-goal-for-saab/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/spyker-claims-2012-profit-goal-for-saab/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2010 16:42:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343830 Spyker has set the goal of turning a profit with its newly-purchased Saab division by 2012, reports Automotive News [sub]. That effort will be led by a total of three Saab products: the existing 9-3 (with a new version rumored for 2011), the forthcoming 9-5 sedan and, later next year, the GM-built Saab 9-4X Crossover. […]

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Spyker has set the goal of turning a profit with its newly-purchased Saab division by 2012, reports Automotive News [sub]. That effort will be led by a total of three Saab products: the existing 9-3 (with a new version rumored for 2011), the forthcoming 9-5 sedan and, later next year, the GM-built Saab 9-4X Crossover. […]

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Muller: Saab Bid “Serious As A Heart Attack” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/muller-saab-bid-serious-as-a-heart-attack/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/muller-saab-bid-serious-as-a-heart-attack/#comments Thu, 24 Dec 2009 16:35:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340076 At least now we know how Saab will die. But Spyker CEO Victor Muller’s unfortunate choice of metaphors isn’t the only indication in his interview with the WSJ Deal Journal that Saab will die on the operating table. Take, for example, his answer to the question “Why does Spyker want to buy Saab?” Saab has […]

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At least now we know how Saab will die. But Spyker CEO Victor Muller’s unfortunate choice of metaphors isn’t the only indication in his interview with the WSJ Deal Journal that Saab will die on the operating table. Take, for example, his answer to the question “Why does Spyker want to buy Saab?” Saab has […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Worst Possible Reason For Buying A Car Company Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/quote-of-the-day-the-worst-possible-reason-for-buying-a-car-company-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/quote-of-the-day-the-worst-possible-reason-for-buying-a-car-company-edition/#comments Fri, 04 Dec 2009 20:30:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338129 It’s true, we [the Netherlands and Sweden] are small northern countries. We don’t have big German conglomerates to help us out. I just felt like we have to stand together because we’re the same people, we have the same DNA. Spyker CEO Victor Muller explains his firm’s racially-charged interest in Saab to the LA Times‘ […]

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It’s true, we [the Netherlands and Sweden] are small northern countries. We don’t have big German conglomerates to help us out. I just felt like we have to stand together because we’re the same people, we have the same DNA. Spyker CEO Victor Muller explains his firm’s racially-charged interest in Saab to the LA Times‘ […]

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