An FCPA Customs Investigation In Kazakhstan

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 1:11 PM EDT) -- On June 6, 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported allegations that Kazakhstan's Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV ("KPO") and a logistics arm of an international freight provider had authorized improper cash payments to Kazakh customs officials in the city of Aksai. KPO describes itself as a venture between BG Group (U.K.), ENI SpA (Italy), Chevron Corporation (U.S.) and Lukoil (Russia) that was formed to develop the Karachaganak field in northwest Kazakhstan.

According to the WSJ article, KPO and the freight provider received allegations in March 2012 from...
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