Sonera executives arrested

27 November 2002 -- Finnish service provider Sonera says that executive vice presidents Jari Jaakkola and Henri Harmia, as well as former CEO Kaj-Erik Relander, have been arrested on grounds of gross violation of secrecy of communications.

27 November 2002 -- Finnish service provider Sonera Corp says that The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested Kaj-Erik Relander, who was the company's president & CEO from 1 January 2001 to 31 July 2001.

Sonera says that the reason for the arrest is that he is suspected on reasonable grounds for gross violation of secrecy of communications.

Also, the District Court of Helsinki has authorised the pre-trial detention of Jari Jaakkola, executive vice president and member of Sonera's Executive Management Team. Jaakkola has been responsible for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, and was arrested last Friday, 22 November.

The court has also authorised the pre-trial detention of Henri Harmia, vice president and head of the Integration Office, who was also arrested last Friday.

Both Jaakkola and Harmia are also suspected on reasonable grounds for gross violation of secrecy of communications, and have been relieved of their duties for the time being.

At present, four Sonera employees are being kept in pre-trial detention for the same reason. However, the District Court of Helsinki has released one Sonera employee who had been arrested earlier this month.

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