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Mar 20,2009
Swedish minister receives bullet in mail
by UPI

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- An extremist group says it sent Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg a bullet inside a letter complaining about executive bonuses at state-owned companies.

The Revolutionary Front offered a angry message in the letter to Borg for not protesting the increase of executive bonuses at those companies last summer, The Local reported Friday.

The letter and its content arrived at Borg's office Thursday, nine days after the group said in an online posting it had sent a bullet to the finance minister.

In its letter, the group asked the minister to use the .22-caliber ammo to shoot one of the executives who received a bonus in order to return those funds to the country's pensioners.

"The bonus system costs hundreds of millions -- a bullet in the neck is just a few kronor," the group said in the letter.

A spokesman for Sweden's Sapo security force wouldn't confirm to the Local whether the letter and bullet were being considered a direct threat at Borg.

Copyright © 2009, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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