United Kingdom: GPT in court on corruption charges over Saudi military contract

Three businessmen have made their first appearance in a London court on corruption charges relating to contracts for the Saudi military.

The trio along with GPT Special Project Management, a former Airbus subsidiary, appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court on Monday to face charges relating to a £2bn UK government contract to provide communications services to the Saudi Arabian National Guard.

Jeffrey Cook, 63, the former managing director of GPT, along with John Mason, 77, a finance officer at two of the company’s subcontractors, and Terence Dorothy, 79, of Dartford, Kent all appeared in the courtroom via video link.

The original full article can be found at ft.com

(Photo: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)


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