Region: Africa & Middle East

Swedish Ericsson probe closing in on former employees

Sweden is investigating alleged bribery by former Ericsson employees in Djibouti and two other countries, a local prosecutor told GIR in an interview.

12 May 2021

Ex-Saudi intelligence chief to fight $3.5 billion Canadian embezzlement claim

12 May 2021

Drago Kos: Airbus GPT case shows UK SFO is “badly needed”

The chair of the OECD’s working group on bribery says the Serious Fraud Office’s successful prosecution of an Airbus subsidiary in a politically sensitive case clearly illustrates that the under-fire agency is essential to the UK’s fight against corruption.

04 May 2021

French regulator slaps Moroccan food company with €10 million fine

30 April 2021

The Netherlands targets PwC in SHV corruption case

Dutch prosecutors are investigating PwC and executives in connection with a vast alleged bribery scheme orchestrated by subsidiaries of Dutch trading firm SHV Holdings.

29 April 2021

Airbus subsidiary pleads guilty in Saudi corruption case

A London court ordered GPT Special Project Management to pay a £30 million penalty in a case that has prompted an NGO to call for a parliamentary inquiry into the UK government’s knowledge of bribes paid to high-level Saudi officials.

28 April 2021

Namibia requests extradition of Samherji execs from Iceland in bribery case

Three executives at Icelandic fishing company Samherji could be extradited to Namibia to face corruption charges linked to the Fishrot scandal, according to reports.

27 April 2021

Lagos sets up anti-corruption commission

The state of Lagos, the home of Nigeria’s financial centre, has established an investigative body to root out corruption among public officials.

20 April 2021

Alliance Steel settles with OFAC over dealings in Iran

The Oklahoma company said it was not attuned to OFAC regulations because it primarily operates in the US. OFAC said it is “particularly important” for US businesses to understand the sanctions risk of doing business in countries such as Iran.

19 April 2021

Rio Tinto and SEC spar over expert witnesses in Mozambique fraud case

The US securities regulator and Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto are attempting to strike out each other’s expert witnesses ahead of a fraud trial linked to a Mozambique coal mine.

13 April 2021

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