United Kingdom: Second Former Unaoil Manager Sentenced in U.K. Bribery Case

A former manager of oil-services company Unaoil Group has been sentenced to three years in prison following a conviction related to a bribery scheme to secure a contract in Iraq, U.K. prosecutors said Thursday.

Stephen Whiteley, a former Iraq territory manager for Unaoil, was found guilty this month of one count of conspiracy to give corrupt payments.

Prosecutors at U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office charged Mr. Whiteley in 2017, alleging he played a role in paying more than $500,000 in bribes to secure a contract to supply offshore mooring buoys in Iraq that would benefit Monaco-based Unaoil and its clients, including Dutch oil company SBM Offshore. Before working for Unaoil, Mr. Whiteley also had worked as a vice president at SBM Offshore.

The original full article can be found at wsj.com

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