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UK Starts Corruption Proceedings against Unaoil

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has commenced criminal proceedings against Unaoil Monaco SAM and Unaoil Ltd as part of an ongoing corruption prosecution. This follows charges already brought against four individuals for alleged conspiracy to make corrupt payments to secure the award of contracts in Iraq. Unaoil Ltd has been summonsed with two offences […]

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Video: Vote Fraud Allegations Trigger Recount

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s electoral commission says it is cancelling the results from more than 1,000 polling stations used in this month’s parliamentary vote. It says it has evidence of fraud at voting centres both in […]

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US Man Charged with Illegally Exporting Firearm Parts to Iraq

An indictment was unsealed on Friday charging Ross Roggio, 49, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Roggio Consulting Company, LLC, a firm with which Ross Roggio was associated, for alleged involvement in a conspiracy to illegally export firearm parts, firearm manufacturing tools, and “defense services,” including items used to manufacture M4 rifles, from the United States to […]

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CEO Jailed for Fraud

The owner and chief executive officer of an armored vehicle company was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for his role in orchestrating a scheme to defraud the United States by providing the U.S. Department of Defense with armored gun trucks that did not meet ballistic and blast protection requirements set out in the […]

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Increase in Internet Scams Entraps Naïve Baghdad Locals

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Ibrahim Saleh. An Increase In Internet Scams Entraps Naïve Baghdad Locals Over the past few months there has been an increase in stories about money-making scams on Facebook. Ill-informed […]

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Two charged in UK’s Unaoil Investigation

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged two individuals in relation to the Unaoil investigation. Ziad Akle (42) and Basil Al Jarah (68) have both been charged by requisition with conspiracy to make corrupt payments to secure the award of contracts in Iraq to Unaoil’s client SBM Offshore. Akle, who resides in London, was Unaoil’s […]

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CBI directs Banks to implement SWIFT Standards

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has directed all Iraqi banks to adopt user protection standards approved by SWIFT before the end of 2017. The bank explained that the standards of the 16-user protection network can be summed up by the need to restrict access to the Internet, separate sensitive systems from the overall IT environment, […]

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Triple Canopy Pays $2.6m to Settle False Claims Suit

US-based security company Triple Canopy has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle civil False Claims Act allegations that the company submitted false claims for payment to the Department of Defense for unqualified security guards stationed in Iraq. “Contractors must be held accountable for their actions, especially when the safety of government personnel is at […]

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Former Dyncorp employee Pleads Guilty in Iraq Scam

By John Lee. The Washington Post reports that a former DynCorp International employee has admitted to helped cheat the US State Department out of millions of dollars in Iraq. Jose Rivera, aged 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, acknowledging that he helped convince his employers to rent a camp at Baghdad International Airport at […]

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Financial Fraudsters Hit ‘Dollar Market’ In Kurdistan

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraqi Kurdistan, locals often trust the local exchange counter more than big banks. But a recent rash of fraud on the informal money market has seen savings lost and […]

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US Man Pleads Guilty in $8m Investment Scam

By John Lee. An US man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $8 million from a Turkish investor, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Nagy Shehata, 57, Olathe, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In his plea, he admitted the crime occurred while he was president of Premier Investment […]

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