Swedish FM Wallstrom, Israel's pariah, reportedly linked to corruption scandal

January 15, 2016 17:22

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, who has become public enemy No. 1 in Israel over her remarks criticizing the security forces for carrying out “extrajudicial killings” against Palestinian terrorists, appears to be entangled in a brewing corruption scandal back home.

According to the Swedish daily Aftonbladet, the country’s largest trade union, Kommunal, is alleged to have rented out luxury apartments in Stockholm at steep discounts to corporate executives and senior officials from the ruling Social Democratic party.

The newspaper reported on Friday that Kommunal leased these apartments at substantially low prices compared to their value on the real estate market.

One of those senior political figures reported to have received a discount is Wallstrom.

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