Mexico: Pemex Sues Siemens Claiming Bribery in Old Refinery Project
Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Siemens AG and South Korea-based SK Engineering & Construction Co., claiming the companies bribed Pemex officials to win and keep refinery construction projects in 1997.
Canada: SNC-Lavalin stops payments to ex-CEO arrested for fraud
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, Canada’s biggest engineering company, said it would suspend payments to its former chief executive, saying his arrest on fraud charges suggested it may not have been aware of all the facts when he resigned. Pierre Duhaime was arrested on November 28 by Quebec’s anti-corruption squad on charges of fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud and use of false documents.
India: Mulayam Singh Yadav: India court says corruption probe to continue
India’s Supreme Court has directed a federal investigation agency to continue its probe into corruption cases against the prominent regional leader Mulayam Singh Yadav. The Central Bureau of Investigation was also ordered to probe Akhilesh Yadav, Mr Yadav’s son and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state.
Israel: Israel FM indicted on fraud, says not to resign
After a 12-year investigation, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein decided to indict Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on breach of trust charges but closed the major case against him involving suspicions of money laundering, bribery and fraud, among others.
Maria Dolores Hernandez J. is a researcher for the FCPA Blog members area.