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TeliaSonera Executives Sacked After Ethics Probe

  • RFE/RL's Uzbek Service

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera has dismissed its chief financial officer and three other senior executives amid an ongoing investigation into the transactions and agreements made over the past years by the company and partners in Eurasia.

TeliaSonera chairman Marie Ehrling said on November 29 that the four executives “no longer have the trust of the board."

TeliaSonera told RFE/RL's Uzbek Service that the decision is not connected to ongoing probes into the company's business dealings with Uzbekistan.

In February, the firm's chief executive resigned after an independent review found the company had failed to carry out proper background checks and conduct due diligence on its Uzbek partner, Takilant.

That company is believed to have links with Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president.

Allegations of bribery and money-laundering at TeliaSonera emerged in 2012.
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