Wife weeps as crooked oil boss gets three and a half years

An oil executive who bribed an Iraqi official to win a £650m oil deal in the war-ravaged country was jailed for three and a half years today (mon). Executives at Monaco-based oil company Unaoil hoped to secure highly lucrative contracts in Iraq after the overthrow of dictator Saddam Hussein in April 2003. Sales manager at Dutch-based energy firm, SBM, Paul Bond, 68, conspired with three Unaoil executives to help them win the massive oil deal. Stephen Whiteley, 65, and Ziad…

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