Middle East

Sentences handed down in Sohar port corruption case

Muscat: A 23-year jail sentence has been handed to the ceo of Oman Oil Company (OOC) for bribes relating to port construction.

Also, the former adviser to the minister of National Economy, was sentenced to a 10-year jail term.
A third defendant, the 65-year-old Korean CEO of LGI who was charged with offering bribes to the OOC chief, was handed a 10-year jail term.
The public prosecutor charged the first defendant, OOC chief, with accepting a bribe to award the contract for construction of a plant for the Oman Petrochemical Aromatics Company at Sohar Port to LGI Korea.  [02/03/14]


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