Topic: Unaoil

SFO appeals against unfair dismissal ruling of former Unaoil case controller

The UK’s anti-fraud agency is contesting an employment tribunal decision that it unfairly dismissed Tom Martin, the former case controller previously in charge of the long-running Unaoil bribery investigation.

23 April 2021

SFO ends KBR bribery probe

The UK’s anti-fraud agency has announced that it has closed an investigation into engineering company KBR, shortly after the Supreme Court blocked its attempt to seize material the business had stored overseas.

18 March 2021

Wood Group resolves Scottish Unaoil case

The resolution was announced on the same day that the Aberdeen-based company announced it added $151 million in legal provisions to end bribery probes in the US, the UK, Brazil and Scotland.

16 March 2021

Former SBM Offshore exec sentenced in Unaoil bribery case

Paul Bond did “his utterly dishonest best” to create a false narrative when presented with evidence of his participation in the corruption, a London judge said on Monday when he sentenced the former SBM Offshore sales manager to three-and-a-half years’ imprisonment.

01 March 2021

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

DOJ pressure behind Unaoil case controller firing

The UK Serious Fraud Office unfairly dismissed the lead prosecutor on the long-running Unaoil bribery investigation following pressure from the US Justice Department, an employment tribunal has concluded.

17 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

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

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