November 27, 2018

SFO secures two additional convictions in prosecution of freight forwarding company and current and former employees under the Prevention of Crime Act

Stephen Emler and Giuseppe Morreale, former CFO and Managing Director, respectively, of F.H. Bertling Ltd, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make corrupt payments to secure a freight forwarding contract with ConocoPhillips as part of the ‘Jasmine’ North Sea oil exploration project, contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.  These convictions are in addition to the seven previously secured by the SFO against F.H. Bertling and former senior executives, including Emler and Morreale, for a separate Angola bribery scheme.  The company has since ceased trading and is in liquidation.

SFO press release