Last week, Sargeant Marine agreed to pay the DOJ $16.6 million to settle FCPA charges that it bribed officials in multiple South American countries. The bribes it paid in Brazil alone helped the company and its trading affiliate win Petrobras contracts worth $185 million.… Continue Reading
In 2013, National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked a large volume of highly classified information to investigative journalists, inspiring a new generation of whistleblowers. Since then, we’ve all been given access to the Panama and Paradise Papers.… Continue Reading
The former CEO and former chief operations officer of Monaco-based Unaoil pleaded guilty in March to arranging millions in bribes to officials in at least ten countries, and a former Unaoil business development director pleaded guilty in August last year, the DOJ said Wednesday.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office fined FH Bertling Ltd £850,000 ($1 million) Monday for bribes to secure contracts in Angola.
The investigation and prosecution focused on Germany-headquartered FH Bertling’s involvement in an oil project in Angola and employees bribing a local state oil company official to secure $20 million in shipping contracts, the SFO said. … Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office said three former FH Bertling Group senior executives and a ConocoPhillips employee were convicted Tuesday for their role in a bribes-for-contracts plot.
Executives at Germany-headquartered FH Bertling paid around $445,000 in bribes to win a freight forwarding contract with ConocoPhillips worth $20 million.… Continue Reading
Two former executives of SBM Offshore, N.V. were sent to prison Friday for their role in bribing officials at state-owned oil and gas companies in three countries.
Former CEO of Netherlands-based SBM Offshore Anthony “Tony” Mace, 66, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $150,000. … Continue Reading
Cobalt International Energy, Inc. said in a securities filing Tuesday that the SEC has finished its second FCPA investigation into the company’s Angola operations and won’t bring an enforcement action.
Houston-based Cobalt said the SEC opened the second investigation in March 2017.… Continue Reading
Three former senior employees of the F.H Bertling group who pleaded guilty to overseas bribery were given suspended jail sentences Friday in London.
Joerg Blumberg, Dirk Juergensen and Marc Schwieger were each given a 20 month sentence, suspended for two years, and a £20,000 ($26,000) fine.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday that F.H Bertling Ltd and six current and former employees were convicted of conspiracy to make corrupt payments to an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol.… Continue Reading
Halliburton’s recent decision to enter into a $29.2 million settlement with the SEC over alleged FCPA violations in Angola illustrates the challenges faced by corporate compliance officers in designing and implementing an effective FCPA compliance program.… Continue Reading
Halliburton Company paid the SEC $29.2 million in disgorgement and penalties Thursday for violating the FCPA’s books and records and internal accounting controls provisions.
The SEC said Halliburton gave business to a friend of an Angolan official.… Continue Reading