The Prosecutor’s office for the southern district of new York filed Thursday charges former daughter of the President of Uzbekistan Gulnara Karimova and former head of the head of the subsidiary of MTS in this country Behzod Ahmedov charges of involvement in fraudulent scheme. This is stated in a statement posted Thursday on the Agency’s website.
Gulnara Karimova. Photo: Reuters
The document notes that, according to US authorities, Akhmedov and Karimov involved in the criminal scheme, which would pay the last $ 865 million
The U.S. justice Department in 2014 is conducting an investigation of corruption transactions that are suspected, including Vimpelcom (now Veon Ltd.) and MTS. We are talking in particular about the bribes structures associated with Karimova . The United States argued that Vimpelcom and MTS used a network of shell companies and fictitious contracts on consulting services to provide bribes to close relatives of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov in exchange for access to the telecommunications market in the country.
Earlier Wednesday, the MTS company announced the conclusion of a settlement agreement with U.S. regulators in the case of corruption in Uzbekistan, according to which the operator will pay a fine of $ 850 million, MTS entered into a settlement agreement with the Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the United States and the U.S. justice Department to investigate activities of a former subsidiary of MTS in Uzbekistan, the company said.
The daughter of former President Karimov of Uzbekistan sent to the colony