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Entries in Victor Dahdaleh (12)

Friday
Mar282014

Let's cut the SFO some slack

I do not subscribe to the gloomy prognostications of the relentlessly hostile judiciary and media when it comes to their rebukes of the UK's Serious Fraud Office.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

Akin Gump faces UK sanctions hearing for possible 'misconduct,' Dahdaleh lawyers say

Victor Dahdaleh, 70, wants a U.S. judge to toss Alba's civil racketering case against him.Lawyers for billionaire Victor Dahdaleh from Washington, D.C. litigation powerhouse Williams & Connolly have struck back at Bahrain's Alba and its American attorneys.

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Thursday
Jan092014

Alcoa settles FCPA charge, pays $384 million to DOJ, SEC

A unit of Alcoa agreed to plead guilty Thursday in the Western District of Pennsylvania to one count of violating the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA with a 2004 corrupt transaction. Alcoa World Alumina LLC, a majority-owned subsidiary, will pay a criminal fine of $209 million and forfeit $14 million to settle the DOJ’s charges. Alcoa Inc., the corporate parent, also agreed to resolve civil charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission by disgorging $161 million.

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Wednesday
Dec112013

SFO on Dahdaleh: ‘No aspect of this investigation was outsourced’

This was released Tuesday by the U.K. Serious Fraud Office:

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Statement: 10 December 2013

The SFO has today offered no evidence against Victor Dahdaleh, having concluded that there is no longer a realistic prospect of conviction in this case.

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Tuesday
Dec102013

Dahdaleh prosecution collapses, key witnesses from Akin Gump refuse to testify

The London trial of former Alcoa super-agent Victor Dahdaleh ended Tuesday in a complete acquittal after two witnesses from a U.S. law firm involved in the investigation refused to testify and another witness changed his evidence, dealing a huge blow to the already embattled U.K. Serious Fraud Office.

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Friday
Jul122013

Alcoa partner talks about possible FCPA settlement

An Australian joint venture partner of Alcoa said this week that possible FCPA settlements with the DOJ and SEC for alleged bribes to officials of Bahrain's Alba could amount to more than $300 million.

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Wednesday
Oct102012

Alcoa, Alba settle bribes suit

Alcoa said Tuesday it has reached a settlement with Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. ('Alba') to end a civil lawsuit that accused Alcoa of bribing Alba officials and overcharging for the supply of raw materials.

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Tuesday
Apr172012

Dahdaleh, Hall Appear In London Court

Alcoa's former agent Victor Dahdaleh and the one-time head of Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. ('Alba') appeared Monday in criminal court in London.

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Monday
Mar052012

Alba Fights Alcoa's 'Home Cooked' Scheme

Aluminum Bahrain BSC ("Alba") said last week it should be allowed to sue for damages in a U.S. court because it was victimized by alleged bribery and fraud that was 'home-cooked . . . conceived, orchestrated, and directed in and from the United States.'

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Thursday
Feb162012

Former Alba Chief Charged In London

An Australian executive who once served as CEO of state-owned Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. ("Alba") was charged on Wednesday in the U.K. with taking bribes.

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