Telia is largely state-owned

Another suspect in Telia bribery case

A third person is now suspected of criminal behaviour in connection to the telecom company Telia Sonera's business dealings in central Asia. News agency TT reports that a former Telia Sonera boss is now along with two other executives suspected of bribery in Uzbekistan.

But the acting CEO, Per-Arne Blomquist, says to TT that no crime has been committed.

Telia's operations in Uzbekistan were started in partnership with local company Takilant and the daughter of the country's dictator. In return for Takilant's support, Telia have paid SEK 1.7 billion, despite the Uzbek company having no experience in telecommunications, and consisting of only a PO box address in Gibralter.

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