Four men have been convicted of conspiring to corruptly obtain payments by supplying confidential information about a series of high-value engineering projects in the oil and gas engineering industry. Amounting to around £70 million, the contracts affected were for engineering and procurement projects based in Iran, Egypt, Sakhalin Island (Russia), Singapore and Abu Dhabi, over the period 2001 to 2009. The case, named Operation Navigator, was heard at Southwark Crown Court, where the convicted defendants are to be sentenced on 30 January. Convicted defendants: Andrew Rybak (d.o.b. 28/03/56) of Newbury, Berkshire. Ronald Saunders (d.o.b. 01/02/47) of Hook, Hampshire. Philip Hammond (d.o.b. 11/06/54) of Brussels, Belgium. Barry Smith (d.o.b. 19/04/40) of Hindhead, Hampshire. With regard to a fifth defendant, Robert Storey (d.o.b. 04/07/44) of Windlesham, Surrey, the jury could reach no verdict on the charge he faced.
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