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In the Third-Largest FCPA Enforcement Action Ever, Telia Agrees to Pay Almost $1 Billion to Resolve Bribery Inquiry in Uzbekistan; CEO, Senior Executive, and In-House Counsel Also Charged

In the first blockbuster FCPA action of the Trump administration, on September 21, 2017, Swedish telecommunications company Telia agreed to pay $965 million in total penalties to the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to resolve allegations that the company and its subsidiary made illegal payments to an Uzbek government official to expand the companies’ telecommunications business in Uzbekistan. The combined penalty marks the third-largest global FCPA resolution in history, following the Siemens and Odebrecht enforcement actions. Continue

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