Artists of oil plead guilty to bribery scheme: Department of Justice

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former chiefs of an intermediary oil company based in Monaco pleaded guilty to their roles in a bribery scheme involving different countries, said Justice Department on Wednesday.

Cyrus Ahsani, 51, and Saman Ahsani, 46, both UK, pleaded guilty to one offense of conspiracy to infringe the Foreign Practices Act, “from conspiracy to facilitate bribes on behalf of companies in foreign countries with a view to t ensure oil and gas contracts, ”the department said in a statement.

Reporting by Mark Hosenball and Kirstin Ridley; Edited by Chizu Nomiyama

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