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Entries in Sweden (22)

Wednesday
Oct112017

Swedish court acquits Russian in Bombardier bribe trial

A Russian employee of Bombardier accused of aggravated bribery was acquitted Wednesday when the District Court in Stockholm ruled the charges couldn't be proved.

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Friday
Sep222017

Three former Telia executives charged in Sweden

Swedish prosecutors charged three former executives of Telia Company AB Friday with bribery in Uzbekistan, including a former CEO.

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Monday
Aug212017

Sweden charges Bombardier employee with bribery

A Russian employee in the Swedish unit of Bombardier has been formally charged with bribing a government official in Azerbaijan to win a $340 million contract for a new train signaling system.

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Wednesday
Mar292017

Report: Bombardier Sweden linked to $85 million Azerbaijan payments

Authorities in Sweden arrested an executive and questioned several others from international engineering and manufacturing firm Bombardier as part of an investigation into corruption in Azerbaijan.

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Thursday
Feb022017

Even clean Nordics have continuing enforcement risk

In the 2016 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index released last week, Nordic countries again received the most favorable rankings. Yet, for the second year in a row, Transparency International’s website draws a negative example from the Nordics, citing a scandal involving members of the Danish parliament to illustrate corruption in European countries. 

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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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Friday
Jun172016

Ericsson confirms FCPA probe 

Image courtesy of EricssonSwedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said in a statement posted on its website Friday that authorities in the United States have questioned the company about its anti-corruption program and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Wednesday
Aug262015

Andy Spalding answers the call of nature

I have never found a culture that truly endorses straight-up bribery. There may be no culture which actually teaches that a suitcase full of cash privately given to an official in exchange for a benefit to which the payor is not legally entitled is a good thing, one that we should not deter even if we could. 

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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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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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