May 13, 2020

Mass transit specialist debarred by World Bank

The World Bank Group has announced the debarment of Mr. James Tinnion-Morgan for collusive, corrupt and fraudulent practices in connection with two urban and transportation development projects in Vietnam.  According to the World Bank, Tinnion-Morgan, a mass rapid transit specialist, solicited bribes, improperly influenced the tenders for the two projects, and failed to disclose his relationship with one of the bidders.  The debarment, which qualifies for cross-debarment by other multilateral development banks, is for a period of six years.  The settlement agreement provides for a reduced period of debarment, and Mr. Tinnion-Morgan will be conditionally released pending his continued cooperation with the World Bank Group Integrity Vice Presidency, and his commitment to complete compliance training in accordance with World Bank Group Integrity Compliance Guidelines. 

World Bank press release | World Bank Group Integrity Compliance Guidelines