Unnamed government Officials from Niger, Guinea, and Chad.
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.