Region: Monaco

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

Russian billionaire detained for questioning in Monaco

07 November 2018

Monaco court annuls proceedings against former SBM Offshore employee

16 July 2018

US prosecutors drop Unaoil-linked probe into oil services business

The DOJ has dropped its investigation into oilfield services company Core Laboratories’ relationship with Unaoil, a Monaco-based consultancy accused of facilitating corruption in North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

25 October 2017

SFO announces third Unaoil-linked investigation

The SFO has opened an investigation of oil and gas exploration company Petrofac a year after a Freshfields internal investigation cleared its directors of bribery allegations tied to Unaoil.

12 May 2017

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