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F.H. Bertling Ltd (Project Jasmine)

On 28 April, 3 May and 17 May 2017, the SFO further charged Colin Bagwell, Robert McNally, Georgina Ayres, Giuseppe Morreale, Stephen Emler, Peter Smith and F.H. Bertling Ltd with conspiracy to make corrupt payments, contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, to or by Georgina Ayres, an agent of ConocoPhillips, as inducements or rewards in relation to their principal’s (Conoco Phillips) affairs or business, namely for assisting FH Bertling Limited in being awarded and retaining contracts for the supply of freight forwarding services to a North Sea oil exploration project known as Project Jasmine. The alleged activity occurred between January 2010 and December 2013.

In addition, Colin Bagwell, Christopher Lane and Peter Smith have been charged with a separate count of conspiracy to make or accept corrupt payments, contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977. The alleged activity occurred between January 2010 and December 2010.

F.H. Bertling Ltd and the above-named individuals were requisitioned to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 19 May 2017. The case was sent for trial at Southwark Crown Court. A trial date has been set for 10 September 2018.

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