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Ericsson: Seven employees summoned in Greece corruption probe

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 20, 2016

Ericsson, a Swedish multinational communication technology and services company, recently disclosed that a Greek prosecutor has summoned seven current and former Ericsson employees in a preliminary investigation involving allegations of possible corruption. Ericsson said it has not been contacted by any authority in this matter.

The investigation relates to a contract Ericsson Microwave Systems signed in 1999 to deliver an airborne radar system to Greece. “Ericsson commented publicly on this case more than two years ago, including in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting,” the company said.

Ericsson sold Ericsson Microwave Systems in 2006, at which time company records, agreements and documentations were handed over as part of the sale. According to the company, the current and former Ericsson employees have not yet been provided with the full relevant documentation from the investigation and have not yet been...

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