U.S. asks Europe to seize telecoms assets in Uzbek bribe probe

13:55, 14 August 2015
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The U.S. authorities have asked European counterparts in Ireland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland to seize about $1 billion in assets of Vimpelcom, MTS and TeliaSonera in connection with a wide-ranging criminal probe of alleged corruption by those telecom companies and intermediaries close to the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, The Wall Street Journal reported with reference to the court documents and people with direct knowledge of the criminal investigation.

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