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F.H. Bertling Ltd and seven individuals charged with bribery

13 July, 2016 | News Releases

The SFO today charged logistics and freight operations company F.H. Bertling Ltd and seven individuals with one count of making corrupt payments, contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.

The SFO alleges that Peter Ferdinand (77), Marc Schweiger (46), Stephen Emler (48), Joerg Blumberg (67), Dirk Juergensen (45), Giuseppe Morreale (61), Ralf Peterson (72) and F.H. Bertling Ltd conspired together and with others to bribe an agent of the Angolan state oil company, Sonangol, to further F.H. Bertling’s business operations in that country.

The alleged activity occurred between January 2005 and December 2006.

F.H. Bertling Ltd and the above-named individuals have been requisitioned to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 4 August 2016.

Notes to Editors:

  1. The case was accepted for investigation in September 2014 and not previously announced.
  2. F.H. Bertling Ltd. is a UK-based subsidiary of the German-headquartered Bertling Group.

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