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Posts Tagged: Sweden

Two arrested in ongoing Rolls Royce bribery probe

Two people were arrested in London on Wednesday as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into aerospace and defense company Rolls Royce’s dealings in Asia.

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said in an emailed statement that search warrants were executed at various properties in London and two men were arrested, Reuters reported.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: TeliaSonera

Country: Sweden

Companies: TeliaSonera

Individuals : Per-Arne Blomquist, former head of TeliaSonera Eurasia region, Tero Kivasaari, former TeliaSonera CEO Lars Nyberg, daughter of Uzbek president Islam Karimov, Gulnara Islomovna Karimova

Industry: Technology

Subsector: Telecommunications Equipment

Enforcement: Investigation

TeliaSonera is under investigation for allegedly paying more than $300 million in bribes to Gayane Avakyana, a middleman for Gulnara Islomovna Karimova to win access to the Uzbek telecom market in 2007.Continue Reading

New allegations of TeliaSonera link to Uzbek first daughter

Gulnara Islomovna Karimova, 40, is the eldest daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Documents leaked to Swedish investigative journalists appear to offer fresh evidence of a link between Swedish telecom giant TeliaSonera and Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan.… Continue Reading

The plunder of foreign aid

“A little more than forty years ago, an observation was made that foreign aid was aid from the poor people of the rich countries to the rich people of the poor countries.… Continue Reading

Ex-World Bank Manager Sentenced For FCPA Offense

The Justice Department has announced the April 22, 2008 sentencing of former World Bank employee, Ramendra Basu. The Indian national and U.S. permanent resident received 15 months in prison for conspiring to award World Bank contracts to consultants in exchange for kickbacks and for helping a contractor bribe a foreign official in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading