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2 UK businessmen guilty of Iraq sanctions breach

2 UK businessmen guilty of Iraq sanctions breach

Two former directors of a British bridge-building company have been found guilty of breaching U.N. sanctions for making illegal payments to Saddam Hussein's Iraq regime to gain a contract.
Britain's Serious Fraud Office said Thursday that Charles Forsyth, the former Managing Director of Mabey & Johnson Ltd., and former sales director David Mabey made payments during 2001 and 2002 to secure a contract to supply steel bridges.
The pair will be sentenced later this month.
A third defendant, Richard Gledhill, who was sales manager in Iraq, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and gave evidence for the prosecution.
The company pleaded guilty last year to breaching U.N. sanctions and was fined 2 million pounds. It has paid 618,000 pounds to the Iraq Reconstruction Fund.


Updated : 2021-10-22 16:00 GMT+08:00