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JAV nori areštuoti „TeliaSoneros“ turto Europoje

JAV valdžios institucijos paprašė Europos areštuoti 1 mlrd. USD vertės turtą, priklausantį trims Europos mobiliojo ryšio operatoriams, įskaitant „TeliaSonerą“ – „Omnitel“ ir „Teo“ savininkę. JAV institucijos mano, kad Nyderlanduose įsikūręs operatorius „Vimpelcom“, Rusijos opeartorius „TeleSystems“ bei Švedijos „TeliaSonera“ dalyvavo korupcijos schemoje, rašo „The Wall Street Journal“. Įtariama, kad šie operatoriai už šimtus milijonų dolerių kyšių Uzbekistane užsitikrino reikalingus […]

U.S. Seeks to Seize $1 Billion in Telecom Probe

U.S. authorities are asking European counterparts to seize about $1 billion in assets related to a wide-ranging criminal probe of alleged corruption by three global telecom companies and intermediaries close to the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president, according to court documents and people with direct knowledge of the criminal investigation. The effort is one of the […]

TeliaSonera allegedly embroiled in corruption scandal in Azerbaijan

Swedish-Finnish telecom TeliaSonera helped a company linked to the family of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliev take over a stake in the country’s largest mobile operator AzerCell, an investigative report alleges. Citing a number of sources including TeliaSonera’s internal documents, the report led by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project says that in 2008 a […]

Dutch officials probe Uzbekistan telecom bribery: focus on TeliaSonera, VimpelCom

Dutch justice ministry officials suspect two international telecom companies based in the Netherlands of bribing the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, the NRC reports on Friday. Swedish Finnish firm TeliaSonera and Russian group VimpelCom are said to have paid $220m (€248m) via a letterbox company owned by Gulnara Karimova in return for gsm frequencies […]

Thousands lose global TV channels in Telia row

Up to 700,000 households that subscribe to Nordic telecoms giant Telia’s television packages have seen several channels – including Eurosport – disappear due to a dispute with broadcaster SBS. International English-language networks The Discovery Channel, Eurosport, Eurosport 2 and entertainment channel TLC are no longer available to Telia customers, while other services popular with Swedes […]

US Asks Sweden to Freeze $30M Linked to Uzbek Corruption Case

U.S. officials have asked Sweden to freeze $30 million in funds held by a Stockholm-based bank, as part of a sweeping multinational corruption investigation centered on the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president, according to documents obtained by VOA. The March 20 request by the U.S. Department of Justice focuses on a shadowy company called Takilant Limited, […]

TeliaSonera says whistleblowing scheme has exposed potential corruption

TeliaSonera said its ‘Speak-Up Line’ – an innovative scheme introduced last year to encourage employees to flag wrongdoing – helped uncover “potentially fraudulent transactions” involving former senior level employees at Kcell, its Kazakhstan subsidiary. TeliaSonera admitted last year it may have broken laws in various Eurasian countries, so is naturally keen to show willingness about […]

Swedish TeliaSonera helps Lukashenka to block websites

A subsidiary company of TeliaSonera (Sweden) in Belarus, Best closed joint-stock company, is blocking access to independent websites. It is written by the leader of Swedish human rights organisation Östgruppen, Martin Uggla in his blog. Best closed joint stock company, which is Life mobile phone service provider, has blocked access to a number of independent […]

Uzbekistan’s first daughter accused of pocketing $1bn in phone deals

Investigation claims Gulnara Karimova took bribes in return for access to lucrative telecommunications market. Gulnara Karimova is under investigation for a multitude of corruption charges. Photograph: Yves Forestier/Getty Images Gulnara Karimova, the estranged daughter of Uzbekistan’s strongman leader Islam Karimov, is facing fresh allegations of corruption after an investigation accused her of accepting more than […]

PTS to watch TeliaSonera more closely in 2015

Swedish postal and telecoms regulator PTS said it has set out its plan for competition monitoring in 2015. It will give greater priority to ensuring that TeliaSonera does not discriminate aganst other operators, using new regulations. The watchdog said it is now placing all the markets that are subject to ex-ante regulation under the same […]