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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

SFO charges Unaoil for Iraq bribes

Unaoil’s lawyer Jo Rickards of Mishcon de ReyaThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it brought criminal charges against the Monaco-based intermediary that allegedly paid bribes in Iraq to help two companies win energy-related contracts.… Continue Reading

SFO brings new charges in Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it has brought more charges against two individuals already facing trial as part of the Unaoil investigation.

Basil Al Jarah and Ziad Akle were both charged last week with conspiracy to give corrupt payments.… Continue Reading

Report: Leighton Holdings internal emails discuss huge Iraq bribes

Internal emails leaked from Australia’s Leighton Holdings warn that a $24 million “facilitation payment” linked to a 2010 Iraq contract would “attract attention” from auditors.

Other emails talk about plans by senior employees to make payments to “friends” in the ­Middle East and to inflate and backdate contracts to win work in Iraq, the Financial Review reported Monday.… Continue Reading