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SFO secures seven convictions in F.H. Bertling case

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 26, 2017

Logistics and freight operations company F.H. Bertling and six current and former employees have been convicted of conspiracy to make corrupt payments to an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol, in relation to F.H. Bertling’s freight forwarding business in Angola and a contract worth approximately $20 million, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office announced.

Last year, the SFO charged 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 Criminal law Act 1977 and Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.

The SFO alleged that Peter Ferdinand, Marc Schweiger, Stephen Emler, Joerg Blumberg, Dirk...

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