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Entries in Islam Karimov (12)

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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Thursday
Feb182016

VimpelCom: We're ready to acknowledge FCPA violations and pay penalties

Telecoms company VimpelCom said in an earnings release Wednesday that it has discussed terms of prospective settlements with the SEC, DOJ, and Dutch prosecutors and would would acknowledge "certain violations" of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Dutch laws and pay fines and disgorgements to settle the offenses.

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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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Thursday
Mar132014

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.

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Monday
Dec302013

Uzbek dissidents find national treasures in first daughter's Swiss mansion

"Krasavitsa," or "Beauty," a 1980 painting by Chingiz Akhmarov (1912–1995) (courtesy image by RFE/RL)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.

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Monday
Dec232013

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

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