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Entries in Guinea (22)

Monday
Dec192016

Steinmetz detained in Israel for Guinea bribe investigation

Authorities in Israel detained billionaire Beny Steinmetz for questioning about money laundering in connection with bribes allegedly paid to officials in Guinea for mining rights.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Former Guinea mining minister charged in U.S. with laundering bribe money

Mahmoud Thiam via YouTubeThe former Minister of Mines and Geology of the West African country of Guinea was arrested in New York and charged Tuesday with laundering $8.5 million in bribes he allegedly took from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.

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Monday
Dec122016

BSG Resources demands billions in damages from Rio Tinto for Guinea bribes

BSG Resources Limited said it sent a letter to Rio Tinto plc Monday alleging that Rio Tinto contributed to the loss of BSGR's mining rights in Simandou, Guinea by paying bribes and making false allegations.

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Monday
Dec122016

Och-Ziff middleman pleads guilty to Africa bribes

The son of a former Prime Minister of Gabon pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing government officials in Africa.

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Tom Fox: Things are getting strange at Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto's Alan DaviesThe Rio Tinto imbroglio around its mining concession in Guinea continues to become stranger and stranger.

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Friday
Nov112016

Rio Tinto discloses $10 million West Africa payment, suspends senior exec

Global mining giant Rio Tinto said it suspended the chief executive of its energy and minerals division while it investigates more than $10.5 million paid to a consultant for the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea.

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Wednesday
Aug172016

Alleged Och Ziff Africa ‘fixer’ arrested for FCPA offenses

Daniel OchA Gabon national was arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to bribe officials in at least three African countries to help win mining rights for a joint venture involving U.S. hedge fund giant Och Ziff.

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Wednesday
Sep302015

Hyperdynamics resolves FCPA offenses linked to Guinea payments

Hyperdynamics Corporation Tuesday settled alleged FCPA books and records and internal controls offenses by agreeing to pay the SEC $75,000.

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Tuesday
Jun302015

Rio Tinto v. Vale: UK High Court protects identity of whistleblowers

The issue of whether the identities of confidential sources for business intelligence reports should be protected from disclosure in civil litigation was the subject of a High Court decision in London yesterday arising from ongoing proceedings in New York.

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Tuesday
May262015

DOJ declination for Hyperdynamics

Hyperdynamics Corporation said Friday the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation without bringing any charges against the company.

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Monday
Dec012014

Feds seize Florida property linked to alleged BSG Guinea bribes

Image courtesy of Global Witness via YouTubeA federal court in Florida last week granted a request by prosecutors to seize three properties and various restaurant equipment from Mamadie Touré.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

Layne Christensen pays $5.1 million in SEC settlement

Layne Christensen Company, a Texas-based water management, construction, and drilling firm, paid just over $5 million Monday to resolve FCPA charges brought by the SEC for bribes in a half dozen Africa countries to reduce taxes and speed up customs inspections and work permits.

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