02 Sep 2011

Total to Face Trial on Corruption in Oil-For-Food Program

The French Justice has decided to try the oil company Total and its chief executive, Christophe de Margerie, based on accusations of corruption during the United Nations Oil-for-Food program in Iraq.

Total faces charges of corruption and involvement in fraudulent activity, whereas Margerie is charged of complicity. Other 18 people will be tried as well, including former French Interior Minister Charles Pasqua. The trial should take place in 2012.

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