Almost all major international bribery cases involve third parties, typically commercial agents who pass on part of their commissions to government officials as bribes. As demonstrated by Richard Bistrong’s recent post, the relationship between these agents and their international clients is often psychologically complex.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Iraq
Amsterdam-based Core Laboratories N.V. said in a U.S. securities filing Monday that the DOJ and SEC have both closed investigations into the company’s dealings with Unaoil and won’t bring any enforcement action.… Continue Reading
UK oil services firm Petrofac PLC said it launched an investigation into allegations of bribery to win contracts Kazakhstan and the Middle East.
Centerra Services International Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC, agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that Wackenhut violated the False Claims Act by double billing and inflating labor costs under a contract for firefighting and fire protection services in Iraq, the Department of Justice said Monday.… Continue Reading
At the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the links between corruption and unrest in countries including Libya, Yemen, Burundi, and Iraq.
“Only better governance can rout the scourge of corruption, which costs the global economy $2.6 trillion, blights job prospects, and opens up a vacuum that allows the predators to move in,” he said.… Continue Reading
There were expressions of surprise and shock at the UN last week over the arrest of former General Assembly President John Ashe on bribery and corruption charges. UN officials consistently said they had no idea of the scheme and that investigating it wasn’t their responsibility.… Continue Reading
A federal jury in San Diego convicted a husband and wife of embezzling federal funds meant to provide job training and equipment for injured Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.… Continue Reading
A court in Paris Thursday acquitted 14 companies of bribing the former Iraqi regime to win contracts under the the U.N. oil-for-food program.
Renault Trucks, Schneider Electric, and Legrand were among the companies acquitted, along with several senior managers.… Continue Reading
After raids last week on homes and offices, Australia’s federal police have charged two directors of a prominent Sydney-based construction company with foreign bribery offenses.
The two directors of Lifese Engineering are brothers Mamdouh and Ibrahim Elomar.… Continue Reading