Category Archives: TeliaSonera corruption

Nuo pareigų nušalinti du VRM tarnautojai

Vidaus reikalų ministras Saulius Skvernelis pasirašė įsakymą, kuriuo nuo pareigų nušalintas vieno iš ministerijos skyrių vedėjas. Sprendimas priimtas gavus informaciją iš Specialiųjų tyrimų tarnybos (STT), kad minėtam asmeniui yra pareikšti įtarimai dėl prekybos poveikiu, jam taip pat yra skirta kardomoji priemonė – rašytinis pasižadėjimas neišvykti. STT informavo, kad analogiški įtarimai pateikti bei kardomoji priemonė paskirta […]

TeliaSonera Signs Up Against Corruption

TeliaSonera has, as one out of 139 companies, signed the UN Global Compacts Call to Action against corruption. This is a way for TeliaSonera bringing attention to one of the most damaging phenomenon to a country’s development and ability to attract foreign investments. “Corruption is a severe problem for an international company like ours. Associating […]

Top Managers at TELIA knocked off accused of bribery

Two employees of TeliaSonera have been suspended from their position suspected of crimes related to the investigation into bribery and corruption in Uzbekistan. According to Swedish media reports, such as Swedish television, two people are suspects of having carried out bribery and corruption in association with a telecoms deal in Uzbekistan. This, Telia has confirmed […]

TeliaSonera and Uzbekistan: A mismatch?

Several sources of Fergana.Ru in Tashkent partially confirm information on the probable departure of the TeliaSonera Swedish-Finnish Telecommunications Concern from the mobile communications market of Uzbekistan. The reasons behind such a move are quite obvious. On 8 Sep 2014, the popular Tashkent-based website Uzmetronom broke the news on the European company’s intentions. Uzmetronom reported the […]

In smuggled message, Karimova pleas for medical care

Gulnara Karimova, the flamboyant elder daughter of Uzbekistani President Islam Karimov, says she and her daughter are imprisoned in their house and have been denied needed medical attention, the BBC reports. Gulnara Karimova Karimova made the allegations in audio recordings apparently smuggled out of Uzbekistan on a USB stick. She had last been heard from […]

Netherlands initiates investigation against TeliaSonera associated with corruption scandal in Uzbekistan

Law enforcement agencies of the Netherlands initiated a preliminary investigation against two TeliaSonera’s Dutch companies – TeliaSonera UTA Holding B.V. and TeliaSonera Uzbek Telecom Holding B.V., ITAR-TASS reported on March 12 referring to TeliaSonera. Reportedly, the investigation is related to corruption and money laundering. Other details were not disclosed.

VimpelCom Slides as Carrier Faces Probe Over Uzbek Business

VimpelCom Ltd. (VIP) is facing criminal investigation over its Uzbek business a year after the carrier warned investors about its relationship with Takilant Ltd., a company that is the focus of a corruption probe at Swedish rival TeliaSonera AB. (TLSN) The stock fell to a 19-month low. VimpelCom’s headquarters in Amsterdam were raided yesterday by […]

Uzbekistan: Four Fired from TeliaSonera amid Corruption Row

Four executives have been dismissed from Nordic telecoms giant TeliaSonera amid an ongoing corruption investigation in Sweden that has come uncomfortably close to Gulnara Karimova, the scandal-hit daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov.  “The Board’s conclusion is that some senior employees no longer have the trust of the Board,” Marie Ehrling, its chairwoman, said in […]

What happened to TeliaSonera in Uzbekistan?

Communications company TeliaSonera has been shaken by a big scandal. A film shown on Swedish TV voiced suspicions that the management of this well known and large group of companies is involved in bribing powerful people and using corrupt business methods, in particular in regard to their Uzbekistan operations. The Swedish authorities reacted to the […]

TeliaSonera Discloses Money Laundering Probe

The anti-corruption unit of the Swedish prosecutor’s office has launched a probe into a deal by TeliaSonera in Uzbekistan following allegations of money laundering, the Swedish telecom operator said Wednesday. A program on Swedish Television, the country’s public broadcaster, last week alleged TeliaSonera had been involved in money laundering in relation to the acquisition of […]