Report: Feds Forced Out Russian Backer in Spyker’s Saab Bid Due to Mafia Ties

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Report: Feds Forced Out Russian Backer in Spyker’s Saab Bid Due to Mafia Ties
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The sale of Saab to Spyker was delayed due to suspicions that one of the Dutch exotic car maker’s major shareholders had ties to the Russian mafia. According to a recent report by Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri, the Swedish security force Sapo investigated former Spyker shareholder Alexander Antonov and determined that there was “strong suspicion”… Continue Reading...

Report: Dutch Billionaires Steping-In and Russian Ones Exiting May Save Saab

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Report: Dutch Billionaires Steping-In and Russian Ones Exiting May Save Saab
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There are almost too many stories and rumors about Swedish automaker Saab to keep up with, as the latest reports suggest not one but two Dutch billionaires are involved in a new deal that would see Spyker purchase the loss-making division from General Motors. Dutch business daily Het Financieele Dagblad suggests Dutch media tycoon John… Continue Reading...

Spyker Owner Survives Attempted Assassination

Spyker Owner Survives Attempted Assassination
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Russian Billionaire Alexander Antonov, the owner of Dutch supercar maker Spyker, has survived an assassination attempt. The incident happened outside Anatonov’s house in Moscow where he was shot at 18 times. He was struck five times in the stomach, once in the chest and another time on one if his fingers, which was apparently blown… Continue Reading...
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