Former High-Level Chinese and Senegalese Officials Charged With Bribing Foreign Leaders in Chad and Uganda

The U.S. government has laid out lengthy allegations against a former high-level Chinese official who is the executive of a Chinese energy company’s NGO and his “fixer,” a former Senegalese foreign minister, relating to bribes in Chad and Uganda. The schemes allegedly involved charitable “donations” and U.N. connections to secure business opportunities for a Chinese energy company. Sources told The Anti-Corruption Report that the case shows a continuing focus on individual liability, and is notable for the fact that the SDNY worked with the DOJ to bring the case. See “Significant Sentences May Signal Continuing Commitment to Individual FCPA Enforcement” (Sep. 20, 2017).

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