US Investigating Raytheon for bribery of Qatar Royal Family Member

Qatar Bribery: Last year, while reporting that U.S. authorities were investigating Raytheon Technologies Corp. for improper payments in the Middle East, I posited a hypothesis that the investigations were related to a California Court case stemming from a soured consultancy agreement with the State of Qatar (Tarek Fouad v. the State of Qatar). My hypothesis…

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Belgian Security Services Firm Pleads Guilty to Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy

A Belgian security firm, G4S Secure Solutions NV (G4S), has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $15M criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to rig bids, allocate customers and fix prices for defense-related security services, including a multimillion-dollar contract issued in 2020 to provide security services to the U.S. Department of Defense for military bases and installations in Belgium.

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