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Director of Housing Project Jailed for Bribery

By John Lee. An Iraqi court has sentenced the director of the Baghdad Star [Najmat Baghdad] housing project to two years in prison and fine of IQD 10 million on a charge of bribery. According to Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, the director giving an employee money to get investment licenses in Baghdad. (Source: Iraq Supreme… Read More

How Iraqi Officials make Millions in ‘Cash for Jobs’ schemes

By Ahmed Maher, for The National. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq corruption: how ministry officials make millions in ‘cash for jobs’ schemes A part-time job with a temporary contract in Iraq’s Industry and Minerals Ministry cost mechanics graduate Yasmine $1,000…. Read More

Fourth Oil Exec Jailed for Iraq Bribery

Paul Bond has today been sentenced to three and half years’ imprisonment for conspiring with others to bribe Iraqi public officials to secure lucrative oil contracts in post-occupation Iraq. Earlier this week, Bond, a former senior sales manager at SBM Offshore (SBM), was found guilty on two counts of conspiracy to give corrupt payments following… Read More

UK National Charged with Bribery in Iraq Reconstruction

United Kingdom National Charged with Bribery and Kickback Scheme Involving Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts A United Kingdom national is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery for his role in a scheme involving the award of millions of dollars of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reconstruction contracts in Iraq, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael… Read More

Allegations of Bribery at Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

By John Lee. A group of Libyan human rights organizations has said it is “deeply disturbed by reports of financial bribes offered for the purpose of obtaining political gain that purportedly took place during the sessions of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum held in Tunis this month“. The group, which includes Lawyers for Justice in… Read More

Fmr Australian Exec Arrested over Alleged Iraq Bribery

By John Lee. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has made one arrest, and issued a further two arrest warrants, following an investigation into alleged improper payments made by Singapore-registered Leighton Offshore Pty Ltd, regarding two contracts with Iraq Crude Oil Export in 2010 and 2011. The Sydney Morning Herald names the arrested suspect as Russell… Read More

CIMIC settles “Bribery” Class Action

Australian construction giant CIMIC, formerly known as Leighton Holdings, has reportedly settled a long-running class action with investors over allegations its senior executives had knowledge of corrupt behaviour relating to the Unaoil bribery scandal that hit the company’s share price. The class action alleged that CIMIC failed to comply with its continuous disclosure obligations and… Read More

Former SNC-Lavalin VP found Guilty

By John Lee. Former SNC-Lavalin vice-president Sami Bebawi has been found guilty of corruption in relation to contracts for the Canadian engineering company in Libya. According to Bloomberg, a jury found Bebawi (73) guilty of five charges including fraud, corruption of foreign officials, and laundering proceeds of crime. The case follows an investigation by Canadian… Read More