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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

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

Core Lab reports DOJ declination in Unaoil probe

An Amsterdam-based oil services company said in a U.S. securities filing Wednesday that the DOJ has closed its investigation about the company’s “interactions with Unaoil.”

The Justice Department “has closed its inquiry without taking any action,” Core Laboratories N.V.… Continue Reading

Another UK firm discloses Unaoil probe

British oilfield services company John Wood Group plc launched an internal investigation into its dealings with Unaoil, the company said in a prospectus.

The SFO opened a criminal investigation of Monaco-based Unaoil last year for suspected bribery.… Continue Reading

Petrofac suspends COO during bribe probe

Oilfield services firm Petrofac said Thursday it suspended its chief operating officer Marwan Chedid during a corruption investigation.

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed last week it is investigating Petrofac over allegations of “bribery, corruption and money laundering” related to Unaoil.… Continue Reading

SFO confirms investigation of KBR

The UK Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a new investigation into KBR, Inc.’s United Kingdom subsidiaries for suspected bribery and corruption.

The investigation “is related to the SFO’s ongoing investigation into the activities of Unaoil,” the agency said in a statement Friday.… Continue Reading