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Execs Avoid Prison On SFO Bertling Corruption Convictions

Law360, London (January 11, 2019, 3:07 PM GMT) -- Four individuals convicted over a bribery and corruption plot at North Sea shipping company FH Bertling Ltd. were sentenced to a total of seven years at a packed London court on Friday, but avoided prison after the judge suspended the sentences.

The judge told two of the men in the dock as he sentenced them to suspended jail terms that they "did far more...than turn a blind eye to the corruption. You agreed it should continue." (AP) Judge Christopher Hehir handed former FH Bertling Chief Financial Officer Stephen Emler an 18-month sentence and a concurrent 12-month sentence for two counts of conspiracy to...

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