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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

Oman ex-minister jailed for paying bribes

A former Oman commerce minister was jailed three years Sunday for bribing another official to win a contract.

Mohammed bin Nasir Al-Khusaibi was convicted in a court in Muscat of paying $1 million to the ex-undersecretary for civil aviation in the Ministry of Transport and Communication.… Continue Reading

After a string of scandals, Oman warns oil contractors to quit graft

PDO’s managing director Raoul Restucci calls on contractors to be ethical (Image courtesy of PDO)Oman’s national oil company Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) warned nearly 200 executives from 140 contractor firms they face being blacklisted if they fail to comply with stringent policies on anti-bribery and corruption.… Continue Reading

Oman gas chief detained for bribery

Former Oman National Gas Compay CEO Goutam Sen (from the Muscat Daily)Oman’s National Gas Company said Wednesday that its chief executive was detained by the public prosecutor over suspected bribery.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Country: Oman

Company Involved: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Galfar Engineering and Contracting

Industry: Oil and Gas

Individuals: Juma Al Hinai, head of the tenders committee at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Mohammad Ali, managing director of Galfar Engineering and Contracting

Enforcement Action: Trial

Summary:

Juma Al Hinai, the head of the tenders committee at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is on trial for accepting bribes from two executives at Omani firm, Galfar Engineering and Contracting.… Continue Reading

In Oman, Exposing Graft Is A Crime

Two newspaper journalists in Oman were sentenced Thursday to five months in prison for reporting alleged government corruption.

Editor Ibrahim al-Mammari and reporter Yousef al-Haj were jailed ‘for insulting the justice minister and his undersecretary by accusing them of deception and fraud in a recent article,’ Reuters said.… Continue Reading