Region: Iraq

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

Former SBM Offshore exec knew nothing of Unaoil’s inside man

A former sales manager at Dutch company SBM Offshore told a London court he worked for a “bona fide” company on Tuesday in the last hearing in the case for now. The trial linked to an Iraqi oil project has been adjourned for at least two weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

17 March 2020

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