Bengt Holgersson

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Bengt Holgersson
1st Governor of Skåne
In office
1997–2006
Appointed by Göran Persson
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Göran Tunhammar
Personal details
Born ( 1941-09-16) September 16, 1941 (age 75)
Älghult, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Political party Swedish Social Democratic Party
Alma mater Lund University
Profession Politician

Bengt Holgersson (born September 16, 1941) was the first Governor of Skåne County after a merger of Malmöhus County and Kristianstad County in 1997. Holgersson was involved in a corruption scandal in April 2006.[1] Both Holgersson and municipal commissioner Ilmar Reepalu were tried for corruption regarding a trip to South Africa which they had accepted from Sigma AB. In the end Both Holgersson and Reepalu were acquitted.[2] In 2006 he was succeeded by Göran Tunhammar as Governor of Skåne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reepalu och Holgersson åtalas för mutbrott - Olofsson för bestickning" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 2006-04-07. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Reepalu freed over bribe charges". 2006-08-29. Retrieved 2009-08-18.