SBM Offshore agreed to pay $240 million to Dutch authorities Wednesday to settle allegations that it bribed government officials in Angola, Brazil, and Equatorial Guinea.
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The Department of Justice said Friday it reached a settlement of its civil forfeiture cases against assets in the United States owned by the Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro (Teddy) Nguema Obiang Mangue that he purchased with the proceeds of corruption.
Netherlands-based SBM Offshore included a $240 million provision in its financial statement for the first half of the year in anticipation of a potential settlement for improper sales practices.
The Russian media boss who served as the Kremlin press secretary and helped set up the state-funded RT network has bought at least three houses in the Los Angeles area worth over $28 million, a U.S. senator said this week.
The DOJ said last week it will settle a corruption-related civil forfeiture action involving more than $70 million in U.S. assets amassed by the son of Equatorial Guinea's dictator.
Anti-bribery investigations and enforcement actions involving international mining projects are breaking out all over.
As the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in 2014 under the chairmanship of Australia, it is important that the countries make progress on their commitments detailed in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan.
The world keeps shrinking for Africa's kleptocrats.
The BBC reported Friday that French authorities 'have seized the Paris mansion of the son of Equatorial Guinea's leader as part of a money-laundering probe.'