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Entries in Iraq (96)

Friday
Jul192019

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.

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Friday
Dec212018

SFO brings new charges in Unaoil investigation

A former vice president of SBM Offshore already charged with hiring Unaoil to pay bribes on behalf of SBM was hit with a new charge Thursday of helping another contractor hire Unaoil to pay bribes in Iraq.

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Tuesday
May222018

SFO brings new charges in Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Tuesday it has brought more charges against two individuals already facing trial as part of the Unaoil investigation.

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Tuesday
Feb132018

John Bray: Agents use sunk-cost psychology to encourage bribery

Almost all major international bribery cases involve third parties, typically commercial agents who pass on part of their commissions to government officials as bribes. As demonstrated by Richard Bistrong’s recent post, the relationship between these agents and their international clients is often psychologically complex. Richard was blackmailed by people he thought were his friends.

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Monday
Feb122018

Feds end FCPA investigation of Core Labs in Unaoil scandal

Amsterdam-based Core Laboratories N.V. said in a U.S. securities filing Monday that the DOJ and SEC have both closed investigations into the company's dealings with Unaoil and won't bring any enforcement action.

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Thursday
Nov162017

SFO charges two in Unaoil probe

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

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Tuesday
Jan172017

DOJ charges Rolls-Royce with FCPA conspiracy

Rolls-Royce plc agreed to pay the United States a criminal penalty of $170 million under a deferred prosecution agreement after being charged with a long-running global conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Tuesday
Apr192016

Petrofac investigates bribery allegations

Image courtesy of PetrofacUK oil services firm Petrofac PLC said it launched an investigation into allegations of bribery to win contracts Kazakhstan and the Middle East.

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Wednesday
Feb032016

Wackenhut whistleblower awarded $1.3 million for Iraq firefighting overcharges

Image courtesy of CenterraCenterra Services International Inc., formerly known as Wackenhut Services LLC, agreed to pay $7.4 million to resolve allegations that Wackenhut violated the False Claims Act by double billing and inflating labor costs under a contract for firefighting and fire protection services in Iraq, the Department of Justice said Monday.

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Monday
Jan252016

John Kerry in Davos: Corruption fuels extremism and unrest

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the links between corruption and unrest in countries including Libya, Yemen, Burundi, and Iraq.

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Wednesday
Oct142015

Dispatch from Turtle Bay: Short memories threaten the UN mission

There were expressions of surprise and shock at the UN last week over the arrest of former General Assembly President John Ashe on bribery and corruption charges. UN officials consistently said they had no idea of the scheme and that investigating it wasn't their responsibility.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Founders of film school for wounded Marines stole the money

Image courtesy of the U.S. Marine CorpsA federal jury in San Diego convicted a husband and wife of embezzling federal funds meant to provide job training and equipment for injured Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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