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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

VimpelCom reaches $795 million resolution with U.S., Dutch authorities

Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Limited, the world’s sixth-largest telecommunications company, and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, Unitel LLC, entered into resolutions with the DOJ, SEC, and Dutch authorities Thursday for paying more than $114 million in bribes to a government official in Uzbekistan between 2006 and 2012.… Continue Reading

Feds chase $300 million of Karimova loot

Image courtesy of the BBC via YouTubeA federal judge in New York last week said the DOJ can seize $300 million allegedly linked to the telecoms scandal involving “a relative of Uzbekistan’s president.”… Continue Reading

Switzerland launches probe of Uzbek first daughter

Gulnara Karimova, courtesy of YouTubeProsecutors in Switzerland have opened a money-laundering investigation into Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.

The investigation initially focused on four people linked to her, but prosecutors said Wednesday that Karimova is now part of the inquiry, the Guardian 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