Topic: Unaoil

Senior trio to leave UK Serious Fraud Office

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The UK Serious Fraud Office is set to lose its former co-head of fraud, chief investigator and the lawyer leading the proceeds of crime division.

22 October 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

Former SFO lawyer questions DOJ’s integrity in unfair dismissal claim

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US prosecutors were willing to do whatever necessary, “shady or not”, to beat the UK’s anti-fraud agency in securing a senior oil executive in a major bribery case, a former UK prosecutor has told an employment tribunal.

02 October 2020

Ex-SFO lawyer alleges US illegal evidence gathering triggered pub encounter

A former SFO prosecutor confronted an FBI agent in a London pub – an incident that led to his firing – because he believed the US official had illegally sent UK-obtained evidence to the US, an employment tribunal has heard.

01 October 2020

Former SFO case controller labelled “a pawn” in US-UK Unaoil dispute

A former senior UK prosecutor faced accusations that he exaggerated his role in a blockbuster corruption investigation during a bruising hearing in an unfair dismissal lawsuit that he has brought against the country’s anti-fraud agency.

30 September 2020

Australia seizes assets in Malaysian bribery case

Australian authorities have confiscated over a million dollars in assets from a businessman over an alleged scheme to bribe Malaysian government officials.

04 September 2020

False statements and disclosure issues fuel Scotiabank’s market manipulation settlements

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The Canadian bank must appoint an independent compliance monitor and hire over 200 new compliance staff as a condition of the settlements.

20 August 2020

ABB hires TechnipFMC’s compliance chief

Natalia Shehadeh, the former chief compliance officer of TechnipFMC, has joined ABB, an automation company based in Switzerland, as chief integrity officer.

11 August 2020

US, UK end Unaoil investigations into KBR

Authorities in the US and UK have closed their Unaoil-related investigations into KBR without taking enforcement action.

06 August 2020

Unsealed docs shed light on US Unaoil case

A Houston federal court unsealed a raft of documents in the US prosecution of Unaoil brothers Saman and Cyrus Ahsani.

30 July 2020

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