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    South Africa, Nigeria added to FATF’s AML/CFT watchlist


    The Financial Action Task Force placed Nigeria and South Africa on its list of countries requiring increased monitoring because of deficiencies in their regimes to counter money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing.

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    Ex-Glencore oil trader pleads guilty for role in bribery scheme


    A former oil trader for a subsidiary of Glencore entered a guilty plea for his role in bribing government officials in Nigeria in exchange for the award of oil cargoes and more favorable delivery terms.

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    Italian court acquits Eni, Shell of corruption charges


    An Italian court acquitted oil companies Royal Dutch Shell and Eni and a group of current and former executives of corruption charges surrounding a widespread bribery scheme to acquire oil exploration rights in Nigeria.

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    SFO confiscates $7M from ex-Afren execs in fraud case


    The U.K. Serious Fraud Office announced it has secured orders confiscating £5.45 million (U.S. $7 million) from two former executives of oil and gas exploration company Afren.

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    DOJ contests Eni’s statement concerning corruption case


    Calling Eni’s statement “misleading,” the Department of Justice wants to make it clear its corruption inquiry into the Italian oil company was not closed for lack of evidence.

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    Shell: Dutch prosecutors to bring criminal charges


    Oil and gas company Royal Dutch Shell announced that Dutch prosecutors are preparing to levy criminal charges against it concerning a long-running corruption scandal in Nigeria.

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    Bad days ahead for Shell and ENI?


    The bribery allegations against Shell and Italian energy company ENI makes one wonder: If monies paid to a foreign government itself are now subject to scrutiny, could it open up an entirely different exposure to liability for international organizations?

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    The (anti) corruption London bus tour


    A London bus tour that features the proceeds of corruption, exploring properties alleged to have been purchased with monies purloined from the country of Nigeria by the country’s former oil minister, the disgraced and now arrested, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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    Shell executives charged in bribery scheme


    The Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office has charged several senior Royal Dutch Shell executives in Italy for their role in a widespread bribery scheme to acquire oil exploration rights in Nigeria.

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    SFO charges Afren executives with money laundering and fraud


    The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said that it is conducting a criminal investigation into oil and gas exploration company, Afren, concerning secret agreements with their joint venture partners in Nigeria.

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    Eni spills about its growing global bribery probe


    A report filed this month by Italian oil giant Eni shows how corruption allegations against it now include Nigeria, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Algeria, and Congo. The number of enforcement authorities, employees, and subsidiaries involved is also spreading.

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    DoJ seeks to recover $144M in Nigerian oil industry corruption case


    The Department of Justice has filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture and recovery of approximately $144 million in assets obtained from corruption in the Nigerian oil industry.

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    Transparency International: Nigeria must strengthen anti-corruption bodies


    Global anti-corruption body Transparency International is pressing the Nigerian government to follow up on commitments made at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London on fighting corruption in the country and being more transparent about how it intends to use recovered stolen assets. Jaclyn Jaeger reports.