Legal battle expected

Last August Eniro dismissed CEO Johan Lindgren after the directories firm unearthed inaccuracies in its accounts, which forced it to cut its profit forecast. The firm, which has seen its market value fall sharply in the past year, called in the police last September.

The police investigation into Lindgren is ongoing, but DI today reveals that the fired CEO sent emails to subordinates ordering them to inflate earnings. In one email that Eniro has handed over to the police, Lindgren apparently wrote: “Follow my instructions, or I will kill you”.

Meanwhile, Lindgren and his lawyers are suing Eniro for cancelling an agreed severance package. In turn, Eniro is arguing that the cancellation was in order, and is claiming damages of the former CEO.