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Entries in TeliaSonera (17)

Thursday
Jan122017

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at DC event (February 16)

Miranda van TurennoutDutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC on February 16.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Geert Vermeulen: With U.S. help, Dutch enforcement makes dramatic leap

For many years the Dutch government lagged behind countries like the United States, the UK and Germany enforcing anti-corruption laws. But that has recently changed in a dramatic way.

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Monday
Oct242016

Telia reserves $1.45 billion for U.S., Dutch settlements of Uzbekistan bribes

Sweden's Telia Company said in a quarterly report released Friday that it has recorded a provision of $1.45 billion to settle investigations by U.S. and Dutch authorities of bribery in Uzbekistan.

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Thursday
Sep152016

Telia receives $1.4 billion settlement offer from U.S., Dutch authorities for Uzbekistan bribes

Telia chairman Marie Ehrling image (courtesy of Telia)Sweden's Telia Company said Thursday it received a proposal from U.S. and Dutch authorities to pay $1.4 billion to settle allegations of overseas bribery.

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Tuesday
Nov032015

VimpelCom reserves $900 million for potential resolution of Uzbekistan bribery investigation

Telecoms company VimpelCom said in a statement Tuesday it will take a provision of $900 million for an investigation by U.S. and Dutch authorities of its business in Uzbekistan and dealings with an offshore company linked to the daughter of the Uzbek president.

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Monday
Aug172015

DOJ moves to seize $1 billion linked to Uzbek telecoms scandal

The U.S. Justice Department took another big step in its investigation of bribes allegedly paid by Russian and Swedish companies to the eldest daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov in exchange for access to the country's telecoms market.​

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Tuesday
Jul142015

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."

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Friday
Jun262015

How the Uzbek first daughter locked up the local telecoms market (with video)

Journalists from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project uncovered documents last year appearing to show $300 million in bribes to Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, in exchange for access to the country's telecoms market.​

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Thursday
Apr022015

DOJ asks Sweden to freeze $30 million in TeliaSonera, Uzbek graft probe

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.

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Thursday
Jan152015

Report: Dozens jailed from alleged Gulnara Karimova crime gang

Gulnara Karimova (Image courtesy of uznews.net)As many as 60 alleged associates of Uzbekistan's first daughter have been convicted of financial fraud and sentenced to long prison terms recently.

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Tuesday
Sep232014

Uzbek prosecutor confirms Karimova house arrest

Photo released earlier this month by Uzbek authorities allegedly showed Gulnara Karimova resisting government agents during her house arrest.Law enforcement officials in Uzbekistan confirmed Tuesday that Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of President Islam Karimov, is under house arrest and being investigated for alleged corruption.

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Wednesday
Sep102014

Glamorous first daughter named in Uzbek organized crime probe

Gulnara Karimova (Courtesy of Fashion TV via YouTube)The Uzbek prosecutor-general's office has said a person named "Karimova G." is a suspect in a case against an organized criminal group.

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