Dr David Turner appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, England, on Tuesday. He is charged with alleged offences of conspiring to make corrupt payments to public officials in Indonesia and Iraq to secure contracts for Innospec Ltd for the supply of its products. He is also charged with conspiring to defraud a competitor company by bribing Iraqi officials to provide unfavourable test results on its product. The case is transferred to Southwark Crown Court.
Dr Turner (56) of Newmarket, Suffolk, is a former Business Unit Director, Octane Additives, for Innospec Ltd. He is charged with:
- Two allegations of conspiracy to corrupt in that he gave or agreed to give corrupt payments to public officials and other agents of the Governments of Indonesia (between 14 February 2002 and 31 December 2008) and Iraq (between I January 2003 and 31 January 2008) as inducements to secure, or as rewards for having secured, contracts from those Governments for the supply of its products including Tetraethyl Lead by Innospec and;
- One allegation of conspiracy to defraud Ethyl Corporation (between 1 June 2006 and 31 May 2007) by making payments to public officials and other agents of the Government of Iraq as inducements to ensure that tests on MMT, a competitor product manufactured by Ethyl Corporation, conducted by or on behalf of the Government of Iraq concluded with an unfavourable assessment of that product.
The case has been sent to Southwark Crown Court where Dr Turner will appear on 2 November. He has been granted unconditional bail.
(Source: Serious Fraud Office)