Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Alleged Corruption in Sale of Nigerian Oil Block – Italian Charges

In December 2017, a court in Milan, Italy ordered Royal Dutch Shell, Italian oil company Eni, and current and former Shell and Eni executives to stand trial on charges of aggravated international corruption involving the $1.1 billion sale of Nigerian oil block OPL 245 in 2011. The Milan Public Prosecutor alleges that $520 million from the deal was used to bribe the president of Nigeria and other Nigerian government officials in exchange for obtaining the license to OPL 245.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Charges
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $0
Further Information Released
Global Witness Press Release 12/20/2017
Shell Press Release 12/20/2017

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database