Region: Iraq

SFO secures conviction of former SBM Offshore executive

A London jury has found Paul Bond, a former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore, guilty of taking part in a scheme to bribe Iraqi officials in exchange for oil contracts.

24 February 2021

Australian prosecutors file more charges against former Leighton Offshore executive

23 February 2021

SFO: Ex-SBM Offshore exec took a leading role in corrupt oil deal

A former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore was an enthusiastic participant in a corrupt plot to win oil contracts in Iraq, the UK’s anti-fraud office has alleged in a London court.

18 February 2021

SBM Offshore manager: I had no reason to be suspicious of Unaoil

A former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore accused of bribery offences claims he was a conduit who merely relied on the judgement of his seniors.

15 February 2021

Ex-Petrofac executive’s sentencing delayed

A London court has adjourned the sentencing of former Petrofac executive David Lufkin, who has pleaded guilty to 14 counts of bribery.

11 February 2021

Ex-SBM Offshore executive says he was unaware of bribery

A former executive of Dutch oil services company SBM Offshore, accused of taking part in an Iraqi bribery scheme, has told a London court that he was unaware of any illicit payments.

04 February 2021

Ex-SBM Offshore executive accused of plotting to “interfere” with Iraq oilfield tenders

A UK prosecutor has claimed that a former SBM Offshore executive plotted to corrupt a public tender in Iraq to win a lucrative offshore construction contract for his employer.

22 January 2021

Former SBM Offshore exec accused of conspiring to pay bribes for Iraqi oil contracts

A former SBM Offshore sales manager took part in a plot to bribe Iraqi officials as the country struggled to revive its “dilapidated” oil industry, the UK’s anti-fraud agency has alleged in a London court.

20 January 2021

Former Unaoil exec sentenced to prison over Iraq bribes

Basil Al Jarah, a former partner in Iraq for Monegasque oil consultancy Unaoil, has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to taking part in a bribery scheme to secure valuable oil contracts.

08 October 2020

Former SBM Offshore salesman “taken for a mug” in allegedly corrupt oil deal

A former sales manager at Dutch oil company SBM Offshore was a mere “postman” and had no idea if any corruption was taking place during an Iraqi oil deal, his barrister has told a UK court.

21 May 2020

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