Microsoft Confirms It Is Investigating Claims Of Bribery In Russia And Pakistan

Microsoft confirmed that it is working with the US government to investigate claims that it sanctioned bribes for officials in Russia and Pakistan in order to win supplier contracts.

According to a report of The Wall Street Journal, an illegal activity in China, Bulgaria and Italy was suspected and it has expanded to include Russia and Pakistan.

“Like other large companies with operations around the world, we sometimes receive allegations about potential misconduct by employees or business partners, and we investigate them fully, regardless of the source,” Frank wrote, explaining that the company has a 50 person-strong internal investigation team and 120 legal compliance officers.

There was also a claim that Microsoft bankrolled a Pakistani government official and his wife’s five-day holiday to Egypt in exchange for a contract.

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