07 December 20197.00 The Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson will pay over 1 billion dollars in plea bargaining for corruption charges involving a period of 17 years and at least 5 countries, from Asia to the Middle East. The US Justice Department has made it known. For the prosecution, Ericsson was involved in a system of bribes, falsification of account books and corruption in countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kuwait. The company admitted that it had created a fund for gifts, travel and entertainment for officials to get contracts .