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Posts Tagged: Global Contagion Report

Global Contagion Report: SLS Group

Country: South Korea

Company Involved: SLS Group

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Marine Transportation

Official Involved: Shin Jae-min, former vice culture minister

Enforcement Action: Judgment

Summary: The Supreme Court sentenced Shin Jae-min to three and a half years for receiving about 117 million won ($103,700) worth of kickbacks from chairman of SLS Group Lee Kuk-chul.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Portugal Telecom

Country: Brazil

Company Involved: Portugal Telecom SGPS SA

Industry: Telecommunications

Industry Subsector: Mobile Telecommunications

Officials Involved: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil; Antonio Palocci, former finance minister

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: Prosecutors in Brazil are investigating Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in connection with Brazil’s sweeping “mensalão” scheme, in which monthly bribes were paid to coalition party deputies in exchange for political support.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: AgustaWestland

Country: India

Company Involved: AgustaWestland

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Defense

Official Involved: V.S. Saini, Air Force brigadier

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: In the course of probing an allegedly corrupt helicopter supply contract between the Indian military and Finnmeccanica subsidiary AgustaWestland, Italian investigators uncovered evidence that may point to a separate scam surrounding helicopter procurement.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: BHP Billiton

Country: Cambodia

Company Involved: BHP Billiton

Industry: Basic Materials

Industry Subsector: General Mining

Official Involved: Hun Sen, Cambodian prime minister

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: According to Australian media, recently released diplomatic cables reveal Hun Sen’s close involvement in 2006 negotiations with BHP executives that led to the company being granted bauxite exploration rights over “a huge area of land.”… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Citra Mandiri Metalindo Abadi

Country: Indonesia

Company Involved: Citra Mandiri Metalindo Abadi

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Commercial Vehicles & Trucks

Official Involved: Djoko Susilo, former chief of the National Police Traffic Corps

Enforcement Action: Charge

Summary: Djoko Susilo has been charged with abuse of authority for allegedly providing advantages to a company bidding for a $21 million contract to supply driving simulators in exchange for more than $200,000 in kickbacks.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Universal Entertainment Corp.

Country: Philippines

Company Involved: Universal Entertainment Corp.

Industry: Consumer Services

Industry Subsector: Gambling

Official Involved: Rodolfo Soriano, a consultant with ties to the former head of the gaming regulator in the Philippines

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: The FBI and authorities in the Philippines are investigating potential bribes paid by Universal Entertainment Corp.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Dih Yeon Industrial Co.

Country: Taiwan

Company Involved: Dih Yeon Industrial Co.

Industry: Basic Materials

Industry Subsector: Iron & Steel

Official Involved: Lin Yi-shih, former secretary-general of Taiwan’s cabinet

Enforcement Action: Charge

Summary: Prosecutors are requesting a life sentence for Lin Yi-shih, who was charged last year with accepting NT$63 million (US$2.1 million) from Chen Chi-hsiang, the owner of Kaohsiung-based Dih Yeon Industrial Co.,… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Redflex

Country: United States

Company Involved: Redflex Traffic Systems

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Transportation Services

Official Involved: John Bills, formerly of Chicago Department of Transportation

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: According to media reports, an internal investigation at Redflex uncovered $2.03 million in bribes paid to John Bills and a consultant, in what some are calling one of Chicago’s largest corruption scandals.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Grand Medicina

Country: Russia

Company Involved: Grand Medicina

Industry: Health Care

Industry Subsector: Medical Equipment

Official Involved: Sergei Bezyayev, deputy head of the Moscow Oncology Institute

Enforcement Action: Arrest

Summary:  Sergei Bezyayev was detained on suspicion of taking a $960,000 bribe from a representative of medical equipment supplier Grand Medicina in exchange for state contracts.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Trafigura

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.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Caccavo SLR

Country: Italy

Company Involved: Caccavo SLR

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Building Materials & Fixtures

Officials Involved: Marcello Fiori, UNESCO special commissioner for Pompeii heritage site; Luigi D’Amora, director of restoration of Pompeii heritage site

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: Italian police say Marcello Fiori and Luigi D’Amora awarded “irregular contracts” to Salerno-based firm Caccavo for restoration of the Pompeii heritage site.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Boskalis

Country: Argentina

Company Involved: Boskalis

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Heavy Construction

Official Involved: Former Argentina deputy foreign minister Roberto Garcia Moritan; Francisco Bustillo, Uruguay’s ambassador to Argentina

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: A federal judge reopened the case against Roberto Garcia Moritan and Boskalis sales manager Sergio Cetera.… Continue Reading