Ivar Tollefsen has denied reports in the media that he allegedly bribed officials at the pension giant Alecta by offering luxury vacations, writes Bloomberg News.


Dagens industri wrote in April that Tollefsen's company Heimstaden Bostad was investigated by the National Anti-Corruption Unit for having offered Alecta managers trips to South Africa and France. This Heimstaden then went out and denied. According to Bloomberg, the Alecta employees in question were responsible for an investment in Heimstaden Bostad of 4.6 billion dollars.


Bloomberg has seen a letter that Tollefsen sent on May 15 to Swedish prosecutors in which he stated that none of the company's properties in France, Mallorca or South Africa have "received Alecta employees for overnight stays in connection with business events or for private use".


In the last paragraph of the letter, Tollefsen writes:

"The speculation surrounding the ongoing preliminary investigation has for six months negatively affected our company and the working lives of more than 2,000 employees".