The auto parts manufacturer said that it had reported to possible violations to the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, while “outside professionals” conducted an investigation overseen by the company’s audit committee.
The requests, sent to courts in France, South Korea, England, Italy, and the Netherlands, target seven companies who are allegedly involved in the Petrobras bribe scheme.
The lawsuit alleges that VimpelCom lied in its Securities and Exchange Commission filings to cover up a massive bribery scheme in Uzbekistan.
Former VimpelCom CEO Jo Lunder was arrested at Norway’s Oslo Airport on Nov. 5, in relation to bribery allegations also under investigation by authorities in the U.S., the Netherlands and Switzerland.
The company is currently under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Dutch Public Prosecution Service over allegations of bribery in Uzbekistan.
Svein Aasersaid said he and the government disagreed about his handling of a probe into Russian telecom company VimpelCom.
The Paris-based transportation multinational had argued that that transfer of documents to former executive Lawrence Hoskins for his defense on FCPA charges would violation French criminal law. But France is now complying with a U.S mutual legal assistance treaty request.
The former consultant argues that prosecutors cannot legally charge him with both bribery and money laundering over the same set of facts.
In a report on Oct. 16, the German news magazine Der Spiegel said that the federation likely paid bribes to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The complaint was filed on Oct. 12 by the Kazakh city of Almaty and BTA Bank, one of the country’s largest lenders.
Sevan Marine ASA on Oct. 16 said it has handed the results of its independent investigation, compiled by outside counsel, to ØKOKRIM, the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime.
In a new twist to an ongoing discovery dispute, Alstom SA said on Oct. 16 that French authorities have asked the company to provide them with documents relevant to a mutual legal assistance request by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The FIFA ethics committee suspended European soccer association boss Michel Platini, along with FIFA boss Sep Blatter and Secretary General Jérôme Valcke for 90 days on Oct. 8.
The German committee responsible for bidding on the World Cup set up a slush fund that was filled by then-Adidas CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus with 10.3 million Swiss francs, Der Spiegel reported on Friday, Oct. 16
FIFA development officer Julio Rocha is accused of taking bribes in exchange for the marketing rights to the Nicaragua’s World Cup 2018 qualifiers.