The UK subsidiary of Swiss mining giant Glencore was ordered to pay £281 million ($314 million) in the United Kingdom on Thursday for bribes in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, and South Sudan.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Ivory Coast
Compliance professionals have known for decades that intermediaries are involved in nearly all FCPA anti-bribery violations. The DOJ and SEC say plainly that FCPA enforcement actions “demonstrate that third parties, including agents, consultants, and distributors, are commonly used to conceal the payment of bribes to foreign officials in international business transactions.”… Continue Reading
Switzerland-based mining and commodities giant Glencore plc on Tuesday settled corruption investigations in the United States, the UK, and Brazil. In the U.S., subsidiary Glencore International AG pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and agreed to pay $700 million in criminal penalties and forfeiture.… Continue Reading
A former Geneva-based oil trader was given an 18-month suspended sentence for bribing officials in Africa in exchange for oil shipments.
Pascal Collard, a Belgian with Swiss residence, admitted bribing officials in the Congo and Ivory Coast.… Continue Reading
Ken Silverstein asks in Foreign Policy why the kleptocratic regime of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea has escaped U.S. sanctions.
The article traces a four-year “meandering investigation” by the DOJ and Immigration and Customs Enforcement into Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, son of Equatorial Guinea’s permanent president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who’s been in office since 1979.… Continue Reading