United Kingdom: U.K. Charges Airbus Subsidiary Over Saudi Deal

The U.K.’s major economic crime investigator has charged an Airbus SE subsidiary and three individuals in connection with a defense contract the country arranged with Saudi Arabia.

GPT Special Project Management Ltd.; former GPT Managing Director Jeffrey Cook; and John Mason, the partial owner of two GPT subcontractors, have jointly been charged with one count of corruption, the Serious Fraud Office said.

Mr. Cook, a former U.K. Ministry of Defense official, also was charged with misconduct in public office. A third individual, Terence Dorothy, was charged with aiding and abetting that offense.

The original full article can be found at wsj.com

(Picture: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)

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