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Entries in Nigeria (221)

Thursday
Jul142016

Matthew T. Page: Weak U.S. policies help Nigeria kleptocrats hide and spend their plunder

President Obama and President Buhari of Nigeria meet on July 20, 2015. The agenda included expanding bilateral cooperation on anti-corruption.In a hard-hitting Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Corruption Brief Improving U.S. Anti-Corruption Policy in Nigeria, I argue that U.S. policymakers could be doing a lot more to deter elite corruption in Africa’s largest economy and most populous country.

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Thursday
May122016

Former Securency manager jailed 30 months for Nigeria bribes, released ‘on license’

Peter Chapman, the former manager in Africa of polymer banknote manufacturer Securency PTY Ltd, was sentenced in London today to two and a half years in prison for paying bribes in Nigeria.

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Wednesday
May112016

UK Enforcement: Former banknote company exec convicted of overseas bribery

Image courtesy of Innovia SecurityA former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer was convicted Wednesday of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official.

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Monday
May022016

KBR cooperating with DOJ investigation of Unaoil

Image courtesy of KBROil and gas services firm KBR said in its quarterly report Friday that the DOJ has contacted the company in connection with an investigation of Unaoil. 

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Thursday
Feb042016

UK courts: Italian prosecutor follows the money from a strange oil deal

In December, the public prosecutor of Milan (Italy) laid some fairly explosive evidence before the UK’s Southwark Crown Court in connection with an ongoing Nigerian corruption investigation. If the evidence can be substantiated, it may have widespread political and international ramifications for those involved in a remarkably long running and murky saga.

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Tuesday
Jun022015

SFO loss: UK defendants acquitted for Nigeria payments

Image courtesy of Google MapsThree employees of Swift Technical Solutions Ltd were found not guilty at Southwark Crown Court in London of corruption offenses related to the tax affairs of a Nigerian subsidiary, the SFO said Tuesday.

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Tuesday
Apr282015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Eleven): Future BOTAs and dictators' money

The BOTA Foundation was able to take the $115 million from the corruption case associated with James GIffen and use it effectively and efficiently to assist more than 200,000 poor children, youth and their families in Kazakhstan. 

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Monday
Apr272015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Ten): Lessons from BOTA

BOTA was the first foundation established to restitute assets associated with an FCPA prosecution to victims of corruption. What were its key lessons that could be relevant to future foundations established for the same purpose?  

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Monday
Mar302015

Sandy Sierck and the fight for Nigeria’s graft victims

Alexander W. "Sandy" SierckSandy Sierck, a long-time friend of the FCPA Blog, has again pressed forward in his effort to compensate corruption’s true victims: the citizens whose governments have failed them.

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Monday
Mar232015

Bilfinger confirms Brazil World Cup bribes

German engineering firm Bilfinger said Sunday an internal investigation has found that employees of a subsidiary paid bribes to public officials in Brazil for contracts related to the 2014 World Cup.

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Monday
Feb162015

Russia demands Transparency International register as a ‘foreign agent’

Prosecutors in Moscow warned the Russian branch of Transparency International to register as a foreign agent, TI-Russia said in a statement posted on its website Friday.

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Compliance officers take note: White House affirms anti-graft priorities

President Barack Obama issued a National Security Strategy Friday, the first one since 2010 and only the second from his administration.

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