The UK High Court upheld a forfeiture order sought by the Serious Fraud Office at the request of U.S. authorities against $6.8 million linked to the sale of shares in a Canadian energy company.
Entries in Griffiths Energy International (6)
On October 26, 2009 I sat in the N’Djamena airport in Chad looking over my notes from a field visit I took to study the development effects of the oil pipeline in Southern Chad. A gentleman, also a foreigner to Chad who was on my flight to Paris, struck up a conversation with me.
The DOJ filed a complaint Tuesday for the civil forfeiture of $34 million -- the value of shares in a Canadian energy company used to bribe Chad’s former ambassador to the United States and Canada to influence the award of oil development rights.
The Justice Department filed a civil forfeiture complaint seeking $106,488.31 allegedly traceable to a $2 million bribe by a Canadian energy company to Chad’s former ambassador to the United States and Canada and his wife.
Chad's former ambassador to Canada who was named in the Griffiths Energy bribery case has been fired from his current diplomatic post in South Africa.
A Canadian oil and gas company that self reported illegal payments to officials in Africa has been charged under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.