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Suspected aggravated fraud in Cargotec's MacGregor business area - police investigating

Cargotec confirms that the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland has initiated a preliminary investigation about a suspected aggravated fraud in connection with its MacGregor business area
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Suspected aggravated fraud in Cargotec's MacGregor business area - police investigating

Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation (Keskusrikospoliisi) issued a statement about the case earlier today - Monday, 3rd June (in Finnish only).

 

Cargotec says that it detected the suspected financial fraud during an internal review and made an investigation request to the Finnish authorities. It adds that the suspected misconduct does not have an impact on its financial result.

 

Cargotec’s statement, issued from global HQ in Helsinki, continued: "Cargotec has a zero tolerance policy for misconduct, and is fully supporting the authorities in their investigations. Due to the incompleteness of the preliminary investigation, no further information will be issued at this point. Neither MacGregor or Cargotec are suspected of criminal actions."

 

It is understood that the amount of the potential fraud being investigated totals €14M, perpetrated between 2002 and 2017, which Finnish media describe as "huge in Finnish terms." According to Finnish news website mtvuutiset, the investigation concerns fake invoices. Its report states that one MacGregor employee is in prison and several others have charges pending. The preliminary investigation by Keskusrikospoliisi started at the end of last year.

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