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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

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

Innospec’s Jennings In U.K. Plea Deal

Reuters reported today that Paul Jennings, the former CEO of Innospec’s U.K. operations, pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a London court.

‘Jennings pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to corrupt in relation to bribes paid in both Indonesia and Iraq,’  Reuters said.… Continue Reading

Thirty Months For Naaman

Innospec’s former agent who pleaded guilty last year to bribing Iraqi officials and violating the U.N.’s oil for food program was sentenced today to thirty months in federal prison and fined $250,000.… Continue Reading

What Sentence Is Fair For Naaman?

When Ousama Naaman is sentenced — now scheduled for December 22 at 10:30 AM before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle in federal court in the District of Columbia — prosecutors will ask for a seven and half year prison term.… Continue Reading

Two More Innospec Execs Charged In London

Two former CEOs of Innospec businesses were charged with corruption in the U.K. last week.

The Serious Fraud Office said Dennis Kerrison and Paul Jennings appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court Thursday on charges ‘surrounding alleged corrupt payments to gain public contracts in Indonesia.’… Continue Reading

Former Innospec Exec Charged In London

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said today that a former Innospec business unit director was charged with conspiring to make corrupt payments to public officials in Indonesia and Iraq to secure sales of the company’s products.… Continue Reading

U.K. Jails Man For Oil For Food Kickbacks

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said a British man who supplied surgical instruments to the Iraqi government was sentenced today by a London court to 24 weeks in prison.

Mark Rodney Jessop, 53,  admitted breaking United Nations sanctions during the oil for food program by making illegal payments to Saddam Hussein’s government. … Continue Reading

Jail For Mabey & Johnson Execs

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said two former directors and a sales manager of bridge-building firm Mabey & Johnson Ltd were sentenced yesterday for paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein.… Continue Reading

Two Convictions In UK Bridge-Builder Case

Australian and American combat engineers rebuild a Mabey & Johnson Bridge in Afghanistan in 2008.The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office today said two former directors of engineering firm Mabey & Johnson Ltd were found guilty of paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein to win contracts to build steel bridges.… Continue Reading

Agent’s Sentencing Delayed

In Washington, D.C. yesterday, federal district court judge Ellen Huvelle delayed the sentencing of Ousama Naaman. She reset the hearing for April 18.

Naaman, 61, was Innospec’s former agent in Iraq.… Continue Reading