Today, the Sydney Morning Herald from Australia writes about a big corruption scandal in the international aluminium industry. It involves Canadian millionaire Victor Phillip Dahdaleh (a crony of Tony Blair), Alcoa corporation, a sheikh and ex-oil minister of Bahrain, and others.
From the Daily Mail in Britain:
Billionaire Labour donor ‘paid £40million in bribes to secure aluminium contracts’
Victor Dahdaleh, 70, is accused of running the ‘criminal conspiracy’ for eight years between 1998 and 2006
Said to have authorised corrupt payments of £38million to be paid to Sheikh Isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa alone
Sheikh Isa member of Bahraini royal family, minister of oil and industry for the Arab state and chairman for multibillion-dollar aluminium firm Alba
By Anna Edwards
PUBLISHED: 17:27 GMT, 5 November 2013 | UPDATED: 20:22 GMT, 5 November 2013
Canadian-British businessman Victor Dahdaleh paid bribes of £38m to a senior member of the Bahraini royal family to win contracts worth at least $3bn between the Gulf state’s national aluminium champion and western companies, a London court heard: here.
British businessman Victor Dahdaleh paid about 40 million pounds ($64 million) in bribes to the former chairman and chief executive officer of Bahrain’s state-owned aluminium producer, a prosecutor said: here.
Victor Dahdaleh, the Canadian-British businessman facing corruption charges in the UK, and his lawyers at a top City firm interfered with a prosecution witness, preventing an earlier criminal trial from taking place, a jury heard today: here.
Nov 21 2013(Reuters) – The chairman of Bahraini aluminium smelter Alba told a London court on Thursday that lawyers from a top British firm had sought to intimidate him before he gave evidence in a major criminal corruption trial: here.
A lawyer for a defendant in a corruption case suggested the Bahraini government could influence the outcome of such a criminal investigation in the UK by citing the intervention in the BAE Systems probe in 2006, it was claimed in a London court: here.
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