Topic: Commercial bribery

Unaoil’s Saman Ahsani to spend a year in prison

The first Unaoil brother to be sentenced called himself “exhibit A” for the benefits of government collaboration during a hearing in a Houston federal court.

30 January 2023

Two more sentenced to prison in PDVSA bribery case

In back-to-back hearings, a Houston federal judge on Wednesday sentenced two oil industry men, Jose Luis De Jongh-Atencio and Roberto Enrique Rincón-Fernández, to prison time for participating in a far-reaching corruption scheme linked to Venezuelan state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

26 January 2023

Press asks US court to unseal sentencing docs in Unaoil case

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a motion on Tuesday, 24 January on behalf of GIR, The Financial Times and the Guardian to unseal a pair of sentencing memos in the case against Saman Ahsani.

25 January 2023

Fox took “lion’s cut” of profits from Fifa bribery, witness says

Fifa bagman Alejandro Burzaco took the stand in the prosecution of Fox executives accused of bribing officials for broadcasting contracts.

18 January 2023

Ericsson sets $220 million aside for potential DOJ resolution over breach of DPA

The DOJ has twice warned the Swedish multinational it had breached a $1 billion bribery settlement reached with US authorities in 2019.

12 January 2023

Forfeiture reveals US probe of Chinese company's Mariana Islands influence

The DOJ filed a forfeiture action in connection with an alleged scheme by a Chinese company to improperly influence politicians for an exclusive gaming licence in the US territory

04 January 2023

FCPA Docket: Safran agrees to disgorge $17 million, receives DOJ declination

The DOJ declined to prosecute aerospace company Safran for bribery; a former risk director for the Ecuadorian police pension fund will spend five years in prison for taking bribes; two current Ericsson executives were accused of approving protection payments to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

03 January 2023

Keppel settles foreign bribery allegations with Brazil’s CGU, AGU

The Singaporean engineering company has agreed to pay $65 million to the two Brazilian agencies on top of the $422 million it agreed in 2017 to pay various authorities over the same allegations.

20 December 2022

Honeywell to pay $202.7 million for Brazilian, Algerian bribery schemes

The US-based conglomerate entered agreements with the DOJ, SEC and Brazilian authorities.

19 December 2022

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

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