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KBR settles Iraq Fraud Lawsuit for $14m

By John Lee. US-based engineering company Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) has agreed to a settlement of nearly $14 million to resolve allegations of fraud relating to its activities in Iraq. According to a statement from the US Department of Justice, the claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only and there has been no […]

Iranian Gas passed off as Iraqi Origin

By John Lee. Media in Pakistan report that Iranian LPG has been illegally imported into the country under the guise of Iraqi product. According to Business Recorder, the latest case is one of five ships which are allegedly involved in the illegal import of Iranian LPG using a falsified declaration of origin. Pakistan's Ministry of […]

Ericsson to Review Investigation into Compliance in Iraq

By John Lee. Swedish telecoms company Ericsson has said it is reviewing its investigation into past compliance concerns in Iraq. In a press release, the company said: "Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has received questions from media regarding past compliance related matters in Iraq. It appears media will focus on the conduct of business in unstable regions […]

Iraq's Latest Corruption Convictions ...

By John Lee. Iraqi courts have recently sentenced several people regarding corruption in office: The Central Criminal Court has issued two judgments six years in prison against Bahaa Alaa Abd and Ali Saleh Hadi, due to the offense of interference of the first person to appoint the second in the position of Director General of […]

New Program to Counteract Financial Crime in Iraq

New program to help counteract serious financial crimes in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, in partnership with the United States Government and the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq has launched a multi-year training initiative today, to strengthen and improve complex organized and financial crime investigations in Iraq. The training program, called […]

30 Years Jail for Bank Fraud in Amara

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission of Integrity (COI) has announced that an accountant at the Al-Amara branch of the Agricultural Cooperative Bank has been given a 30-year prison sentence for the embezzlement of 996 million Iraqi dinars ($680,000). Her assets were also seized, and she will be required to repay the amount. A former director […]

UK National Charged with Bribery in Iraq Reconstruction

United Kingdom National Charged with Bribery and Kickback Scheme Involving Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts A United Kingdom national is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery for his role in a scheme involving the award of millions of dollars of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reconstruction contracts in Iraq, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael […]

Former Unaoil Exec Jailed over Bribery in Iraq

Former Unaoil executive sentenced for paying bribes to win $1.7-billion worth of contracts Basil Al Jarah has today been sentenced to three years and four months' imprisonment for paying in excess of $17m in bribes to dishonestly secure approximately $1.7bn worth of contracts in post-occupation Iraq. Al Jarah, Unaoil's former Iraq partner, conspired with others […]

US Charges Two over Alleged Bribery in Iraq

Two individuals have been charged with bribery offenses in connection with Department of Defense contracts as part of the Fraud Section's ongoing efforts to combat corruption and fraud in contracting on U.S. military installations overseas. Mark Alan Fryday, 37, and Lara Jumaah Mohammed, 30, both residing in Erbil, Iraq, were charged in an indictment filed […]

Second former Unaoil Executive Sentenced for Bribery

Second former Unaoil executive sentenced for bribery in post-occupation Iraq Stephen Whiteley, Unaoil's former territory manager for Iraq, has today become the second Unaoil executive to be sentenced for paying over $500,000 in bribes to secure a $55m contract to supply offshore mooring buoys. He was sentenced by HHJ Beddoe to 3 years' imprisonment. This […]