STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Swedish prosecutors have charged a man with industrial espionage and extortion against aerospace and defense company Saab AB.
The 48-year-old man was a consultant in 2006 when he allegedly obtained confidential documents belonging to Saab's radar systems unit, Saab Microwave Systems.
The charges filed Monday say he demanded $2.3 million to return the documents and received about one-third of that amount.
Prosecutors say the documents contained secret information about Sweden's defense which could have damaged the country if revealed to a foreign power. They say he is not believed to have passed on the documents.
Swedish news agency TT says the man denies the charges.