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Costa Rican state telecom challenges Alcatel deal with US

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The Costa Rican state telecommunications company, ICE, is challenging an accord between Alcatel-Lucent and the US government to settle bribery charges.

The deal announced last year calls for Paris-based Alcatel to pay a combined $137 million to settle the case.

ICE wants the deal thrown out as too lenient. A Miami federal judge is holding a hearing in the case tomorrow.

Original source: Associated Press