Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Al-Saleh v. Sargeant (Fraud)

Mohammad Al-Saleh sued International Oil Trading Company and its owners, Harry Sargeant, III, and Mustafa Abu-Naba’a. Al-Saleh, a former partner with Sargeant and Abu-Naba’a in a venture to obtain U.S. government contracts to transport fuel across Jordan to American forces in Iraq, claimed the two men conspired to swindle him out of one-third of the profits (over $13 million) after he had obtained the required authorizations from the Jordanian government. In July 2011, a Palm Beach County, Florida jury found in favor of Al-Saleh and ordered Sargeant to pay Al-Saleh $28.8 million in damages. See related International Oil Trading Company pending instance, “Supreme Fuels Trading v. Sargeant (Bribery).”

Misconduct Type
Non-governmental Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
International Oil Trading Company $28,800,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release (July 2011) 8/2/2011
Complaint 3/3/2009

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database