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Ericsson prepares for the worst as US mulls response to Iraq scandal

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Thursday 14 April 22

The Swedish vendor said that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) could take various actions as a result of ongoing investigations, including enforcing additional fines

Earlier this year, Ericsson announced that an internal investigation had revealed the company had potentially paid bribes to the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq as early as 2011.  While the investigation is ongoing and the final recipient of many of these payments is unclear, it appears that the vendor had paid off terrorist organisations to secure their transport routes throughout the country…

Earlier this year, Ericsson announced that an internal investigation had revealed the company had potentially paid bribes to the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq as early as 2011.  While the investigation is ongoing and the final recipient of many of these payments is unclear, it appears that the vendor had paid off terrorist organisations to secure their transport routes throughout the country…

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