Oil Exec Owes $28.8M In DOD Oil Contract Suit: Jury

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A Florida jury on Wednesday ordered an oil company owner and others to pay $28.8 million to a former business partner who claimed he was improperly deprived of profits from a lucrative U.S. Department of Defense oil supply contract, according to news reports.

According to MSNBC, the jury affirmed that Harry Sargeant III conspired to cut out Mohammad al-Saleh, the brother-in-law of King Abdullah II of Jordan, from a one-third share of profits from the work supplying fuel to U.S. troops in Iraq.

Al-Saleh had sued...
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