What’s the story behind this case? To be honest, we’ve got lots of questions and so few answers. This we know: Aluminum Bahrain BSC (“Alba”) sued Alcoa Inc., its long-time raw materials supplier, for corruption and fraud in a Pittsburgh federal court. Alba — majority owned by the government of Bahrain — alleged that it […]
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Victor Dahdaleh, 70, wants a U.S. judge to toss Alba’s civil racketering case against him.Lawyers for billionaire Victor Dahdaleh from Washington, D.C. litigation powerhouse Williams & Connolly have struck back at Bahrain’s Alba and its American attorneys.
Last February, Aluminum Bahrain BSC, or Alba for short, made big headlines by filing an explosive federal lawsuit against Alcoa. Bahrain-owned Alba accused its long-time U.S. supplier of overcharging for raw materials during a 15-year period, and using some of the money to bribe Alba’s executives for more contracts. “Defendants’ conspiracy,” Alba said in a […]
The Justice Department has intervened for the second time in civil suits brought by Aluminium Bahrain BSC — known as Alba — against its raw material suppliers and brokers. Last week, the DOJ asked for a stay in Alba’s suit against Japanese trading company Sojitz Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary. More than two years ago, […]
Aluminum Bahrain BSC (“Alba”) said last week it should be allowed to sue for damages in a U.S. court because it was victimized by alleged bribery and fraud that was ‘home-cooked . . . conceived, orchestrated, and directed in and from the United States.’
The London trial of former Alcoa super-agent Victor Dahdaleh ended Tuesday in a complete acquittal after two witnesses from a U.S. law firm involved in the investigation refused to testify and another witness changed his evidence, dealing a huge blow to the already embattled U.K. Serious Fraud Office.
Aluminium Bahrain BSC — known as Alba — has filed a $31 million civil suit in federal court in Houston against Japanese trading company Sojitz Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, Sojitz Corporation of America. The suit alleges that from 1993 to 2006, Sojitz paid $14.8 million in bribes to two of Alba’s employees in exchange […]