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U.S. v. Samuel Mebiame

 
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Samuel Mebiame
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DOJ Criminal
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August 12, 2016
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U.S. v. Samuel Mebiame
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U.S. v. Samuel Mebiame, No. 1:16-mj-00752 (E.D.N.Y. 2016)
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The DOJ’s case against Mebiame stems from the Department’s FCPA enforcement action against Och-Ziff Capital Management Group.
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Minerals-Mining
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Chad, Guinea, Niger
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2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015
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Unnamed government Officials from Niger, Guinea, and Chad.
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According to court documents, Samuel Mebiame is a Gabonese national who worked as a consultant for a joint venture between an unnamed U.S.-based hedge fund (publically known to be Och-Ziff Capital Management Group) and an unnamed Turks & Caicos Islands incorporated entity.

According to the DOJ, Mebiame worked as a “fixer” to obtain rights to mineral concessions in Africa by bribing government officials in Niger, Guinea, and Chad. The alleged bribes included payments for cars and a $100,000 payment to a charity run by a Niger official; payment of $440,000 to rent a private jet for a Guinean official; and cash payments and paying for travel and shopping expenses of a Chad official and his spouse.

On August 16, 2016, Mebiame was arrested in Brooklyn, New York and charged with violating the FCPA.
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Not stated.
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0
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Other Person
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Foreign
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Gabon
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Other Business Advantage
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Not stated.
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Cash, Gifts, Travel
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Not stated.
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Chad, Guinea, Niger
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No
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No