All three defendants acquitted on all the charges, writes the district court in a press release.
the Reasons for the acquittal, the judgment is according to the district court that ”it is not proven that the alleged bribery gone to someone who belongs to the group of persons who, under applicable law, could be held liable for bribery.”
mutmisstänkta previous Teliachefer has been going on for close to six months. It has been about which personal responsibility the three previous managers have had to Telia bribed the Uzbek telecom market.
Handlingsförloppet, agreements and payments of money considered to investigated and proven in the case, where the sums paid to the accounts related primarily to the company Takilant Ldt.
the district Court also finds it proven that the then Uzbek president Islam Karimovs daughter, the First Karimova, had ties to Takilant Ldt.
to trap for the crime.
– to responsible for the giving of a bribe, or bribery as it was then called, at all, to become current, assume that the recipient of the alleged bribes covered by the limited circle of persons which at this time could be made responsible for bribery. It has not been proven that the First Karimova has held any such position with relation to the telecom sector, which has been the prosecutor's alternative of choice, says the president of the court rådmannen Tomas Zander in a comment.
Telia's former ceo, Tero Kivisaari, head of the business area Euroasien and a person who shall have served as a lawyer in the shops.
U.S. financial supervision authority has previously ruled that Telia provided the bribery equivalent of sek 2.6 billion in Uzbekistan, and in september 2017, the society agreed to pay sek 7.7 billion to the Dutch and us authorities in a settlement.
the Money that Telia shall have been paid shall have passed, through detours, to the then uzbekiske the dictator's daughter First Karimova, according to the allegations in exchange for, among other things, the 3G licenses and telefonnummerblock.
– the Claim that Gulinara Karimova had a prominent position in the telecommunications industry has not materialised, " says Tomas Zander.
He believes that there have been ”gaps in the investigation” from the prosecutor's side.
the Law is unanimous in this assessment, " he says.
According to Zander, it has not been proven to Karimova acted in the performance of their duties within the telecom sector, which the prosecutor has alleged in his indictment. It is, according to Zander just as reasonable to argue that the diktatorsdottern acted as a businesswoman by Takilant.
"Something tjänstesamband thus has not been shown," says Zander.
– If there is a trial in the court of appeal is up to the prosecutor to decide. This is a trial that has gone to them, so the question should almost be to the prosecution, " says Tomas Zander.
When it comes to the u.s. authorities ' investigations that have been going on, it has not affected the district court more than that the question had been up from the prosecution.
They have submitted the agreement we entered into with u.s. and Dutch authorities. So in that way, has it been up, " he says.
the Company has acknowledged that corruption under american law but at the same time, given the benefit of the here. How do you see it?
" this is a criminal trial as we have done in this case. Telia entered into an agreement with u.s. authorities can be various reasons. Among other things, for commercial reasons, says Tomas Zander.Link to the graphics
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