Region: Monaco

UK MPs urge government to intervene in SBM Offshore whistleblower case

26 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

Croatian court orders extradition of SBM Offshore whistleblower to Monaco

13 January 2021

Australia arrests former oil executive in Unaoil-linked probe

The Australian Federal Police has arrested a former Leighton Offshore executive and issued arrest warrants for two other individuals in connection with a wide-reaching foreign bribery investigation into Monegasque oil consultancy Unaoil.

18 November 2020

UK government refuses to intervene in SBM Offshore whistleblower case

09 November 2020

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

Oil executives await verdict in Unaoil bribery trial

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The jury deciding on the fate of three former oil executives accused of paying bribes to Iraqi government officials has retired to consider its verdict.

29 May 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

Ex-SBM Offshore exec tells court he was merely a salesman

A former SBM Offshore executive, who is accused of bribery offences, told a London court that he had little authority to make significant decisions at the Dutch oil company.

13 March 2020

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