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Man Whose Wife Sought Divorce Burns Savings

January 24, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A Swedish man, desolate after his wife filed for divorce, converted the family's stock shares and mutual funds into cash and burned the money, about 700,000 crowns ($81,300) in banknotes, the Aftonbladet newspaper said.

"Bitterness is not uncommon in connection with divorces, but it is almost unique that one of the spouses puts fire to all their wealth," Bengt Svensson, public prosecutor in Jonkoping, told the paper.

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