[200q20v] speeding (NA content)

Mark Trank MTrank at albemarle.org
Wed Feb 6 10:30:30 EST 2002


Saw this today in a NY Times article re: Nokia in Finland and had to pass it
on. The story focuses on the role the company plays in Finland and commented
on the "challenge to the country's traditional values from the disparity
between the new wave of millionaires and ordinary Finns [that] came to light
most famously last month when a top Nokia executive, Anssa Vanjoki, was
fined a staggering $100,000 for a relatively minor speeding offense on his
Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Mr. Vanjoki was traveling at 46 miles an hour in a 30-mile-an-hour zone. The
fine, as is customary in Finland, was calculated as a proportion of his most
recent audited earnings - inflated in this case by the sale of Nokia stock
that earned him in excess of $2 million.

Guess being a millionaire does have its downside..........


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