Kongsberg Gruppen may be prosecuted for corruption

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A prosecution decision for Kongsberg Gruppen and the company Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace can be available before summer, Norwegian authorities say.


The company was in 2014 indicted for serious corruption and bribery in connection with the supply of communications equipment to Romania between 1999 and 2008. One of the company sales representatives is also beeing procecuted.
– We hope to finish the investigation before the summer, the leader of corruption team in ØKOKRIM( the Economic Crime division in the Police) Marianne Djupesland, said to the news agency NTB.
The relevant contracts between Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace and Romanian authorities have an estimated value of more than 1.4 billion. Communications equipment was to be used by police and border control in the country.
As recently as March this year, several Romanians were questioned in Oslo District Court via a video link to Romania.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today