Bribery Charges Against TeliaSonera’s CEO
A prosecutor has filed bribery charges against TeliaSonera’s chief executive as well as the head of the group’s Swedish operations.
The bribery charge is based on some 200 dinner invitations addressed to corporate and government leaders inviting them to attend the hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia and a product demonstration.
A national police chief who received such an invitation, reported the company to the police. The event was later cancelled after the prosecutor launched a bribery investigation.
The CEO of the telecom operator and the Swedish head deny any wrongdoing, saying they had followed normal business procedures.