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Posts Tagged: Iraq

Feds continue Halliburton Angola, Iraq investigations

Here’s the latest FCPA disclosure from oil field services firm Halliburton Company from its Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 7:

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We are conducting internal investigations of certain areas of our operations in Angola and Iraq, focusing on compliance with certain company policies, including our Code of Business Conduct (COBC), and the FCPA and other applicable laws.… Continue Reading

Total, CEO face French criminal case

The Total building (Total HQ) in la Défense near Paris, France (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Here’s the disclosure from Total SA’s Form 6-K (Report of Foreign Private Issuer) filed with the SEC on April 29, 2013 dealing with a criminal investigation in France of the company, its chairman and CEO, and other employees:

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Several countries have launched investigations concerning possible violations related to the United Nations (UN) Oil-for-Food Program in Iraq.… Continue Reading

Briton used graft to sell fake bomb detectors

A U.K. man who became rich selling fake bomb detectors in Iraq and other trouble spots was convicted of fraud this week in London’s Old Bailey.

James McCormick bought novelty $20 ‘golf ball detectors’ from the U.S.,… Continue Reading

SEC asks Tesco about FCPA, use of agents

Oil and gas services firm Tesco Corporation said this week the SEC asked it to ‘preserve and retain’ documents related to FCPA compliance and its use of commercial agents in an undisclosed country.… Continue Reading

Total on trial for oil-for-food violations

The French oil giant Total SA is on trial in Paris for violating the United Nations oil-for-food program.

Total is accused of buying oil directly from the former Saddam Hussien regime in violation of the U.N.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report for Q3 ’12

During the quarter just ended, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions, one enforcement against an individual by the SEC, four criminal sentencings of individuals, and three and a half corporate declinations.… Continue Reading