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Alstom Network UK Ltd & Alstom Power Ltd

The SFO is prosecuting the alleged payment of bribes by British companies within the Alstom group. Seven individuals and two companies have been charged with corruption offences in three criminal trials under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and offences of conspiracy to corrupt under the Criminal Law Act 1977.

In September 2014, charges were brought against Alstom Network UK Ltd (formerly Alstom International Ltd) relating to transport projects in India, Poland and Tunisia. The offences are alleged to have been committed between August 2000 and August 2006. Subsequently, company executives Robert John Hallett and Graham Denis Hill were charged with the same offences. The trial is expected to start at Southwark Crown Court in January 2018.

In December 2014 charges were brought against Alstom Power Ltd, Nicholas Paul Reynolds and John Venskus, who is being prosecuted under his real name Johanes Villi Venskus. These alleged offences were committed between February 2002 and March 2010 and concern refurbishment of the Lithuanian Power Plant. The trial is expected to start at Southwark Crown Court in October 2017.

In May 2015 charges were brought against Michael John Anderson, Jean-Daniel Lainé and Alstom Network UK Ltd, for alleged offences committed between January 2006 and October 2007. In March 2016 charges were brought against Terence Stuart Watson, the Alstom Country President for the UK and Managing Director of Alstom Transport UK & Ireland. These charges relate to the supply of trains to the Budapest Metro in Hungary between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2008. The trial is expected to start at Southwark Crown Court in May 2017.

Page published on 3 Mar 2015 | Page modified on 9 May 2017