The federal Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI ) – the two-way radio company spun off earlier this year – paid bribes to get European business, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
The Journal quoted sources as saying the inquiry covers the past two years and is aimed at finding any violations of the Corrupt Foreign Practices Act in seven countries.
Motorola has not received any subpoenas, the paper said, and the federal investigation grew out of Motorola’s own internal investigation about the question, the paper said.
“People familiar with the matter” told the Journal that one part of the inquiry “concerns the company’s business relationship with lobbyist Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, an Austrian count” and a Motorola-Alcatel contract to upgrade Austrian communication systems.
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