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Posts Tagged: Iraq

Naaman’s Guilty Plea

Ousama M. Naaman, a dual citizen of Canada and Lebanon, pleaded pleaded guilty Friday in Washington, D.C. to conspiracy and to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He was charged in a June 24, 2010 superseding information with engaging in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations oil-for-food program and bribing Iraqi officials.… Continue Reading

Blackwater And Bribery

Will the latest federal indictment involving private security firm Blackwater lead to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges? It’s possible, based on allegations against the five defendants.

On Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted Gary Jackson, Blackwater’s former president; William Matthews, the former executive vice president; Andrew Howell, the former general counsel; Ana Bundy, a former vice president; and Ronald Slezak, a former weapons manager.… Continue Reading

The Gallic Shrug

French energy giant Total S.A. said bribery allegations it disclosed last week for its role in the U.N. oil for food program in Iraq are nothing new. A Paris judge brought the charges on February 22, the company said in its annual report released Friday.… Continue Reading

Daimler Charged For Bribery [Updated]

Germany’s Daimler AG has been charged in a criminal information with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related violations involving “at least 22 countries over almost a decade.” China, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Nigeria, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam are among the countries mentioned.… Continue Reading

Executive Action At Innospec

Photo by MJCdetroitWhat stands out about Innospec’s FCPA guilty plea yesterday is the hands-on role former top managers had in the criminal activity. For nearly a decade they used bribery as just another sales tool, a manipulative and cynical revenue spinner, and did what they could to cover it up.… Continue Reading

Innospec’s $40 Million Global Settlement

Specialty chemical maker Innospec Inc. resolved more than a dozen criminal charges in the U.S. and U.K. today, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and U.N. oil for food program offenses, and violations of the U.S.… Continue Reading

Innospec Charged In U.K.

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has charged Innospec Limited, a U.K. subsidiary of Delaware-based Innospec Inc., with “conspiracy to corrupt, contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.” … Continue Reading

Innospec Expects Settlement

Innospec Inc. said in its latest Form 10-K that it hopes to settle bribery charges related to the U.N.’s oil-for-food program in Iraq with the Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.K.’s… Continue Reading

Surfing The SFO

Director Richard Alderman says, “The Serious Fraud Office has changed significantly over the past year. We have become much more proactive and innovative in our approach to combating serious fraud and corruption.”Continue Reading

Blackwater And The FCPA

The New York Times on Tuesday alleged here that executives at the private military security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials that might have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading

Who Owns The War?

We’ve talked before about corruption in Afghanistan. In debating what to do there, some argue that Iraq was just as corrupt, yet the surge still worked. Was Iraq just as corrupt?… Continue Reading