Former Unaoil executive pleads guilty to conspiracy to give corrupt payments

Former Unaoil executive pleads guilty to conspiracy to give corrupt payments
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Published: 21 July 2019 - 5 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Basil Al Jarah, Unaoil’s former partner in Iraq, pleaded guilty on 15 July 2019 to five offences of conspiracy to give corrupt payments in connection with the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into Unaoil.

The offences relate to the award of contracts to supply and install single point moorings and oil pipelines in southern Iraq. A court order restricting reporting of the plea was lifted 19 July 2019.

In the same investigation, Ziad Akle, Paul Bond and Stephen Whiteley have been charged with conspiracy to make corrupt payments. A trial is scheduled to begin on 13 January 2020 at Southwark Crown Court.

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