A Norwegian court sentenced four former top executives at Yara, the world’s biggest nitrate fertilizer maker, to prison on Tuesday for paying bribes in Libya and India, in one of Norway’s biggest corruption scandals.
Prosecutors had accused the men of paying around $8 million in bribes to officials in India and Libya – including to the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s oil minister and the family of a financial adviser in India’s Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers – for the right to establish joint ventures.
Former CEO Thorleif Enger got the longest sentence of three years. His lawyer said he would appeal the sentence.
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