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Weir Faces Possible Debarment : Corruption Case

In August 2004 it was reported that the UK-based Weir Group PLC, the Scottish pumps and valves maker, could be blacklisted by
the government's exports agency after becoming embroiled on a controversy over possible kickbacks paid to Saddam Hussein's regime.

In October 2004, the Weir Group took disciplinary action against a number of executives and sacked its agent in Dubai. But the firm is still unable to account for � 4.3m.

The following lists all references contained in our database that are relevant to this briefing
The Scotsman [8/2/2004] 'WEIR PLAYS DOWN THREAT OF BEING BLACKLISTED' by James Dow [Source ID = 12136]

Afxnews [8/1/2004] 'Weir faces blacklisting by exports agency over possible Saddam payments-report' [Source ID = 12137]

The Observer [8/1/2004] 'Weir faces blacklisting for 'Saddam payments': Ban by exports agency looms after engineering firm's possible �2.4m 'kickback to Iraq'' by Conal Walsh [Source ID = 12138]

 [10/23/2004] 'Weir Group sacks agent as traders named by oil-for-food investigator' [Source ID = 12448]

The Sunday Herald [11/21/2004] 'the money pump' by Ken Symon [Source ID = 12930]


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