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Novartis probing $85m bribery charges in Turkey

An anonymous whistleblower has accused Swiss drugmaker Novartis of paying bribes in Turkey through a consulting firm to secure business advantages worth an estimated $85 million, according to a Feb. 17 email seen by Reuters. The a

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Oman's National Gas Co fires chief over bribery

Oman’s National Gas Company has terminated the services of its chief executive officer Goutam Sen, according to a report.   The company had disclosed in 2014 that he had been detained over suspected bribes

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Risk assessment from overseas ops urged

With GCC based organizations increasingly investing overseas, reliance on and managing risk with third parties can be a challenge and adequate controls and monitoring must be put in place, said an industry expert. Many organizatio

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Russia, Qatar World Cups ‘could be taken away’

Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding process, the independent chairman of Fifa's audit and compliance committee told a Swiss newspaper. The FBI'

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Blatter aide linked to payments in Fifa probe

US prosecutors believe Fifa president Sepp Blatter's top lieutenant made $10 million in bank transactions that are central to the bribery investigation of the world soccer body, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Bahrain 'will benefit from World Cup in Qatar'

Several people in Bahrain have rallied behind the 2022 World Cup being held in Qatar following an investigation into bribery allegations.   They believe Bahrain's economy will grow during the month-long footb

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Ex-Qatar official 'paid $5m to back World Cup bid'

A new report has alleged that the disgraced Qatari football official Mohamed Bin Hammam made payments totalling $5 million to football officials in return for their support for the Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid. The Sunday Times

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Ex-minister jailed for corruption in Oman

A former Omani commerce minister was jailed for three years for corruption on Sunday, the most senior government figure to be convicted in a campaign against graft in the sultanate. Mohammed bin Nasir Al-Khusaibi was found guilty

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Omani firm confirms CEO held for bribery

Oman's National Gas confirmed on Wednesday that its chief executive had been detained by the public prosecutor over suspected bribery, and said the firm's financial controller would take over as acting CEO. A source in the

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Alcoa to pay $384m to settle bribery charges

Alcoa has agreed to pay $384 million to settle charges by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of Justice that its subsidiaries bribed foreign government officials, the agencies said on Thursday. The SEC

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