Are you in compliance?

Don't miss out! Sign up today for our weekly newsletters and stay abreast of important GRC-related information and news.


Status message

Start your free, no obligation 5-day trial to continue exploring with full access.

SFO charges F.H. Bertling with bribery

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 22, 2016

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office SFO announced that it has charged logistics and freight operations company F.H. Bertling, a U.K.-based subsidiary of the German-headquartered Bertling Group, and seven individuals with one count of making corrupt payments, contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The SFO accepted the case for investigation in September 2014. They first announced it on 13 July 2016.

The SFO alleged that Peter Ferdinand, Marc Schweiger, Stephen Emler, Joerg Blumberg, Dirk Juergensen, Giuseppe Morreale, Ralf Peterson, and F.H. Bertling conspired together and with others to bribe an agent of the Angolan state-oil company Sonangol to further F.H. Bertling’s business operations in that country. According to the SFO, the alleged activity occurred between January 2005 and December 2006.

F.H. Bertling and the above-named individuals have...

Read this single article for $49, or click the subscribe button below to review subscription options.

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of articles, browse five years of digital magazines, qualify for reduced admission to events, and more.