Ex-Unaoil Official Gets 40 Months After Copping To Iraq Bribes

Law360, London (October 8, 2020, 4:26 PM BST) -- A former employee at oil consultancy Unaoil was sentenced to three years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to pay $26 million in bribes to Iraqi public officials to secure energy contracts worth $1.5 billion following the fall of dictator Saddam Hussein.

Basil Al Jarah has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to pay $26 million in bribes to Iraqi public officials to secure energy contracts. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) Basil Al Jarah, 71, played a "subordinate" but "central role" in a conspiracy to pay bribes to corrupt the tendering process for...

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