It’s a strange scenario. How did London-based Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW) end up with agents in three different countries for a single, relatively small project in Brazil — including two agents disqualified by AFW’s due diligence and a third agent that AFW thought had lost influence?… Continue Reading
One of the world’s biggest shipbuilders agreed Friday to pay $75 million in total penalties to resolve criminal FCPA offenses in Brazil.… Continue Reading
A court in London Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by Unaoil and its controlling family to quash the fruits of a search police in Monaco conducted last year at the request of the UK Serious Fraud Office.… Continue Reading
Oil and gas services firm KBR said in its quarterly report Friday that the DOJ has contacted the company in connection with an investigation of Unaoil.
The Huffington Post/Fairfax Media reported a month ago that Monaco-based Unaoil acted as an intermediary to pay bribes for big international companies, mainly from the oil and gas sector.… Continue Reading
The Unaoil story first published by The Age and Huffington Post on March 30, and supplemented yesterday with another chapter, has it all. There are code names, huge dollar amounts and intrigue. … Continue Reading
Recovering profits from accessories of bribe beneficiaries and secret commissions were respectively considered in two recent UK appellate decisions, one released earlier this month and another on Wednesday.
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The first case, which came before the Court of Appeal, opens with a somewhat bemusing reference to the first instance of bribery in classical times:
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When Odysseus penetrated the underworld, he encountered, among many other ghosts, that of Eriphyle whom Homer (Od.