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Entries in Nigeria (195)

Tuesday
May202014

Tesler disbarred in UK for KBR-related conviction

The London lawyer who helped KBR and its partners deliver nearly $150 million in bribes to Nigerian officials and went to prison for violating the FCPA has been disbarred by the UK Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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Monday
Apr142014

China dominates the corporate investigations list

Here's a note from the volunteer researcher who produces the Corporate Investigations List. A reader asked if we could identify the countries involved in the current investigations. We asked the volunteer researcher about it, and here's the response:

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Theft of state assets: Will the G20 act?

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. 

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Three TSKJ partners pay $17 million penalty to Africa Development Bank

Kellogg Brown & Root LLC, Technip S.A., and JGC Corp. agreed to pay $17 million in penalties in a settlement with the African Development Bank (ADB) for corrupt practices by affiliated companies in connection with contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria from 1995 until 2004.

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Thursday
Mar202014

It's Simple: The Nigerian Money is the Nigerians’ Money

Friends of the FCPA Blog -- Sandy Sierck and Nick Diamond, who represent the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project in Nigeria -- have another good idea. For years, SERAP has been petitioning the DOJ and SEC to return enforcement revenues to the real victims of overseas corruption: the citizens of the corrupt governments. Their latest proposal is a slam dunk.

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Monday
Mar172014

Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, and Morality

The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is hosting the 2014 Caribbean Conference -- Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality -- on March 19-21, 2014.

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Thursday
Mar062014

DOJ freezes $458 million embezzled by Nigeria kleptocrat

General Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria, courtesy of WkipediaThe Department of Justice has frozen more than $458 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and his co-conspirators.

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Monday
Feb242014

Ukraine kleptocrat loses Neverland palace

Ukraine's opposition this weekend overran the estate of former president Viktor Yanukovich. The 340-acre private compound, an hour's drive from Kiev, had never been open to the public.

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Friday
Jan172014

Nations at war

Fifteen countries currently at war against an external enemy or internal insurrection have an average ranking on the corruption perceptions index of 150 (the cpi ranks 175 countries). Two of them -- Somalia and Afghanistan -- are tied for last place at 175. The highest ranked nation among those on the war list sits in the bottom half of the cpi. That's Colombia at 94.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

Germany's Bilfinger in $32 million settlement for Nigeria bribes

Mannheim, Germany-based Bilfinger SE, an engineering and services company in the energy sector, agreed to pay a $32 million penalty to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing government officials in Nigeria.

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