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Ericsson Agrees to Pay $1 Billion to Settle U.S. Bribery Probe

Dec. 6, 2019, 9:53 PM

A unit of Ericsson AB pleaded guilty to foreign bribery and the parent company agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve a long-running U.S. corruption investigation involving potential payoffs in six countries.

As part of the settlement in federal court in New York, which had been expected, Ericsson entered into a deferred-prosecution agreement and will add an independent monitor to ensure its compliance with anti-bribery laws.

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