December 21, 2018

SFO announces further charges against individual in Unaoil investigation

The UK Serious Fraud Office has announced that it has further charged Stephen Whiteley with conspiracy to make corrupt payments in violation of the Criminal Law Act 1977 and Prevention of Corruption Act 1906  in connection with assistance that he rendered Unaoil Limited to be engaged as a subcontractor for an oil pipeline project in Iraq during 2009 and 2010.  Whiteley was previous charged by the SFO with one count of the same offense for alleged corrupt payments to secure contracts in Iraq for Unaoil’s client, SBM Offshore.  The SFO has previously described Whiteley as a former vice president of SBM Offshore and former general manager of Unaoil’s operations in Iraq, Kazakhstan, and Angola.

SFO news release