Alcatel fires head of Central American operations amid scandal

French telecom giant Alcatel said Wednesday it had fired another senior employee in Central America implicated in alleged bribes paid to Costa Rican officials. “Alcatel continues its internal investigation regarding its operations in Costa Rica,” the telecom firm said in a statement, adding that it had decided “to file the relevant charges.” The French firm said it had fired Christian Sapsizian, director of Alcatel Central America, for “violating the group’s ethics code,” company officials told EFE. In mid-October, Alcatel fired Edgar Valverde, head of its Costa Rican operations, for his alleged role in the bribery case. Full Story

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