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Entries in Kuwait (13)

Monday
Jul112016

Two former Louis Berger execs sentenced

Two former senior executives of Louis Berger International were sentenced for bribing officials for more than a decade to win contracts in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Kuwait.

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Tuesday
May032016

FMC Technologies discloses DOJ fallout from Unaoil

Image courtesy of FMC TechnologiesFMC Technologies received "an inquiry" from the Justice Department as part an investigation into whether services Unaoil provided to clients, including FMC, violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Tuesday
Apr192016

Petrofac investigates bribery allegations

Image courtesy of PetrofacUK oil services firm Petrofac PLC said it launched an investigation into allegations of bribery to win contracts Kazakhstan and the Middle East.

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Monday
Oct122015

Former IAP veep jailed four months for Kuwait bribes

A former vice president of defense contractor IAP Worldwide Service was sentenced in federal court in Virginia Friday to 120 days in prison.

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Tuesday
Aug112015

Police: Former top Goa official ‘blackmailed’ Louis Berger

Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat (Image courtesy of firstpost.com)Police sources in India said the former chief minister of the India state of Goa allegedly "blackmailed" Louis Berger International by refusing to approve work permits and invoices until the company paid bribes.

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Monday
Jul202015

Louis Berger pays $17 million to resolve FCPA offenses, two former execs plead guilty

Louis Berger International Inc., a New Jersey-based construction management company, admitted violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Shoot the messenger: Kuwait dissolves Transparency International local chapter

Kuwait's Social Affairs and Labor Ministry issued a decree on May 7 that dissolved the board of the independent Kuwaiti Transparency Society (KTS).

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Tuesday
Jun162015

IAP Worldwide Services pays $7.1 million criminal fine to settle FCPA offenses, former VP pleads guilty

A Florida defense and government contracting company, IAP Worldwide Services Inc., agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty to resolve the DOJ's investigation into an alleged conspiracy to bribe Kuwaiti officials to win a contract.

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Thursday
Apr242014

Does graft keep OPEC weak?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was founded in Baghdad in 1960 by five countries -- Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. It later expanded to the current twelve members.

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Friday
Jun072013

Kuwait names first anti-graft chief

Oil-rich Kuwait has its first anti-corruption boss.

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Wednesday
Dec192012

Corruption by the barrel: oil and graft

The top 20 oil producing nations have an average rank on the corruption perceptions index of 90 -- just into the bottom half.

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Wednesday
Sep192012

U.K. government helps companies fight overseas graft

Great post Tuesday by our cousins at thebriberyact.com.

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