Country Involved: Malta
Company Involved: Trafigura
Industry: Oil & Gas
Industry Subsector: Exploration & Production
Officials Involved: Tancred Tabone, former Enemalta chairman; Frank Sammut, Enemalta procurement committee member
Enforcement Action: Charge
Summary: Tancred Tabone and Frank Sammut have been charged with receiving kickbacks tied to contracts with Dutch oil company Trafigura. Tabone also faces corruption charges pertaining to deals with six other companies. Earlier this month, former local Trafigura agent George Farrugia was granted a presidential pardon in return for information on corrupt deals Farrugia was allegedly privy to.