Microsoft has to pay a fine of 25 million dollars – around 22 million euros – because of a bribe affair in Hungary. This is a settlement by a Hungarian software giant subsidiary with two US regulators.
According to US prosecutors, some of Microsoft’s employees in Hungary were alleged to have tampered with the figures of a sales branch between 2013 and 2015. Payments were made to government officials from that branch in exchange for assistance in making deals. The employees involved have been dismissed.
The company representative said he was deeply ashamed of the events of the time. “We hope that we have sent a strong signal about that. We do not allow such behavior from our employees.”