The United States asked Swedish authorities to freeze more than $30 million in assets linked to an investigation into possible bribery of Uzbek officials and money laundering, RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service reported Wednesday.… Continue Reading
As many as 60 alleged associates of Uzbekistan’s first daughter have been convicted of financial fraud and sentenced to long prison terms recently.
Those involved reportedly include managers, bookkeepers, and other employees of three industrial facilities with ties to Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of President Islam Karimov, an Uzbek official told RFE/RL.… Continue Reading
The Uzbek prosecutor-general’s office has said a person named “Karimova G.” is a suspect in a case against an organized criminal group.
“Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency cited an unnamed source in the Uzbek government that mentioned Karimova G.… Continue Reading
Prosecutors in Tokyo said Tuesday they’re charging three former top executives of a local company for alleged bribery involving railway projects in Vietnam that received Official Development Assistance (ODA).… Continue Reading
Prosecutors in Switzerland have opened a money-laundering investigation into Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.
An Uzbek dissident occupying the $20-million Geneva mansion of Gulnara Karimova claims to have found more than 60 20th-century paintings pilfered from Uzbekistan’s state art museums.… Continue Reading
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
Subsector: Telecommunications Equipment
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
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
Countries rich in natural resources are often corrupt, or so it seems.
Yesterday we looked at the top oil producing nations.