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
The Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance has arrived in the form of a five-page document. In it, the SFO defines co-operation as “providing assistance to the SFO that goes above and beyond what the law requires” and details eleven general practices that companies should consider when preserving material and giving it to the SFO.… Continue Reading
On July 4, 2019, the UK’s fifth Deferred Prosecution Agreement was approved. The DPA is between the Serious Fraud Office and Serco Geografix Limited (SGL), a subsidiary of Serco Group PLC, and relates to fraud and false accounting offenses.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office fined FH Bertling Ltd £850,000 ($1 million) Monday for bribes to secure contracts in Angola.
The investigation and prosecution focused on Germany-headquartered FH Bertling’s involvement in an oil project in Angola and employees bribing a local state oil company official to secure $20 million in shipping contracts, the SFO said. … Continue Reading
The recent acquittal of three former members of Tesco senior management raises important questions for companies about the UK DPA process.
The SFO has also just decided to terminate the investigation into the Rolls-Royce managers after the company had entered into a DPA and accepted fines of $800 million based on the guilt of those same individuals.… Continue Reading
The former global head of sales for Petrofac International Limited pleaded guilty Wednesday to UK Bribery Act violations related to over $50 million in bribes involving projects in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. … Continue Reading
Last year marked a key transition in the UK in relation to bribery enforcement. David Green departed from the SFO in April 2018 to be replaced (on an interim basis) by his COO, Mark Thompson, and finally succeeded in the autumn by Lisa Osofsky.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office said three former FH Bertling Group senior executives and a ConocoPhillips employee were convicted Tuesday for their role in a bribes-for-contracts plot.
Executives at Germany-headquartered FH Bertling paid around $445,000 in bribes to win a freight forwarding contract with ConocoPhillips worth $20 million.… Continue Reading
A judge in London jailed two former top executives of a now-bankrupt oil exploration company to a combined 30 years in prison Monday.
Osman Shahenshah, 56, the former CEO of Afren plc, was sentenced to 16 years in prison.… Continue Reading