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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

Who did Unaoil work for?

Last week the DOJ revealed guilty pleas by the two Ahsani brothers who were running Monaco-based intermediary Unaoil. The brothers copped to a ten-country bribery conspiracy intended to help “multiple companies” win oil and gas-related contracts.… Continue Reading

DOJ: Unaoil bosses have pleaded guilty to FCPA conspiracy

The former CEO and former chief operations officer of Monaco-based Unaoil pleaded guilty in March to arranging millions in bribes to officials in at least ten countries, and a former Unaoil business development director pleaded guilty in August last year, the DOJ said Wednesday.… Continue Reading

UK Enforcement: Former Unaoil partner pleads guilty

One of four individuals charged in the UK as part of the corruption investigation into Unaoil pleaded guilty this week to conspiracy to pay bribes.

Basil Al Jarah, 70, described by prosecutors as “Unaoil’s former partner in Iraq,” pleaded guilty to five charges in Southwark Crown Court in London on July 15.… Continue Reading

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 charges former SBM execs for Iraq bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged two former executives of Dutch oil services firm SBM Offshore NV for allegedly funneling bribes to officials in Iraq through intermediary Unaoil.

Paul Bond and Stephen Whiteley were both charged with conspiracy to make corrupt payments to secure contracts in Iraq for Unaoil’s client SBM Offshore.… Continue Reading

SFO charges two in Unaoil probe

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it charged two men in connection with its investigation of Unaoil.

Ziad Akle and Basil Al Jarah were both accused of conspiracy to pay bribes to help Unaoil’s client SBM Offshore NV win contracts in Iraq.… Continue Reading

Former SBM Offshore executives admit FCPA conspiracy

Two former executives of Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore NV pleaded guilty to bribing officials at Brazil’s Petrobras and two state-owned energy firms in Africa.

Anthony Mace, 65, was SBM’s chief executive officer from 2008 to 2011.… Continue Reading