Middle East
By Wall Street Journal | May 29th, 2013

Prosecutors Wednesday recommended sending oil major Total SA’s chairman and chief executive Christophe de Margerie to trial in Paris to face corruption and embezzlement charges related to deals in Iran dating back to the 1990s.

By Jeffrey Benzing | May 29th, 2013

The settlement came after a decade of investigation and two years of negotiation with U.S. authorities. The French energy company will be subject to corporate monitorship by a French national.

Corruption Survey
By New York Times | May 19th, 2013

Inside companies, widespread knowledge of corruption in Africa, Europe, Middle East and India.

By Douglas Gillison | May 16th, 2013

After a chain of events that British media is prohibited from reporting due to laws protecting defendants from pre-trial publicity, Victor Dahdaleh is now to stand trial in November in London.

By Douglas Gillison | May 31st, 2013

Non-U.S. defendants convicted of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations can negotiate transfers to prisons in their home jurisdictions, bringing benefits.

By The Financial Times | May 13th, 2013

A prominent member of the Saudi royal family is at the heart of a US criminal probe into whether Barclays made improper payments in the kingdom, with investigators scrutinising two separate incidents linked to a son of King Abdullah.

By Douglas Gillison | May 8th, 2013

Aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. is alleged to have used the Canadian-British businessman as a conduit for bribes to Bahraini officials.

By Douglas Gillison | May 7th, 2013

Iraq cannot claim to have been harmed by the actions of Saddam Hussein’s government, regardless of whether it was legitimate or lawful, according to U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein.

By Jeffrey Benzing | April 1st, 2013

The company reportedly received a subpoena from the U.S. government last month.

By Douglas Gillison | March 11th, 2013

Two cooperating defendants at the California valve company Control Components Inc. were shown comparative leniency today as a federal judge imposed sentences of three years’ probation and three month’s home confinement for their roles in the company’s widespread foreign bribery.
Richard Morlok, the company’s former finance director, was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and [...]

By Jeffrey Benzing | March 5th, 2013

Defendant has already served 11 months in the United States prior to sentencing.

By Jeffrey Benzing | February 15th, 2013

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By Jeffrey Benzing | February 7th, 2013

The Republic of Iraq’s lawsuit against companies that participated in corruption won’t be heard in New York.

By Jeffrey Benzing | February 5th, 2013

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By Douglas Gillison | November 2nd, 2012

The company disclosed in August that it had hired outside counsel after being subpoenaed by the SEC in July about its operations in Latin America.


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Mary Jacoby is the founder of Main Justice and Editor-in-Chief of Just Anti-Corruption.

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