The U.S. government appealed to the five European countries with inquiries about the seizure of assets telecommunication organizations Vimpelcom, MTS and TeliaSonera for $ 1 billion in the case of bribery in Uzbekistan, said referring to sources and court documents.
Bloomberg in July informed that the Ministry of justice received the permission of the court of new York on the detention of 300 million dollars in accounts in Ireland, Luxembourg and Belgium in the framework of the investigation of bribery in the communication market of Uzbekistan with the participation of Vimpelcom and MTS. This money, approximately, were the income of an international bribery scheme involving 2 Russian organizations and relatives of the President of Uzbekistan, specified the Agency.
USA "ask the European partners to block the assets of supposedly $ 1 billion," writes the WSJ. According to her, the narrative is about 300 million in the accounts in Ireland, Luxembourg and Belgium, 30 million in Sweden (request of the Swedish authorities was sent in March) and about 640 million dollars in Switzerland, including a Villa on the lake.
the magazine informs that representatives of the Ministry of justice revealed the fact of a request for $ 300 million in Ireland, Belgium and Luxembourg, but did not want to comment in relation to requests to the authorities of Switzerland and Sweden.
"American prosecutors believe that in the Amsterdam Firm Vimpelcom Ltd (owns the Russian operator "Beeline" and Ukrainian Kyivstar ), Russian PJSC MTS (MTS) and Swedish Telia Sonera has sent millions of dollars to the accounts of organizations controlled by Gulnara Karimova, the eldest daughter of Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov