Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Innospec chemicals firm fined $12.7m in bribery case

Indonesian officials were bribed with more than $8.5m

The UK arm of a US chemicals firm has been fined $12.7m (£8.5m) after admitting bribing Indonesian officials.

Innospec paid bribes of more than $8.5m to prolong the use of harmful, lead-based fuel in petrol engine cars.

Judge Lord Justice Thomas at Southwark Crown Court said Innospec's corruption was "systematic and large-scale".

The company called it a "deeply regrettable" chapter in its history and said it had changed procedures to try and ensure it didn't happen again.

Tetraethyl lead fuel additives were phased out in the US and Europe from the 1970s to the 1990s, because of health and environmental concerns, but are still used in piston engine aircraft.

The court's decision followed a controversial transatlantic plea bargain, which the judge criticised as beyond the remit of the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

The plea agreement followed more than two years of negotiations with the company by the SFO, the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The deal earmarked $40.2m (£26.3m) as being available for fines and confiscation, about two-thirds of which is expected to go to US authorities.

Judge Lord Justice Thomas said that in the future, prosecuting authorities should not make such deals and that the fine was "wholly inadequate", but he did not want to make the company insolvent.

"I have concluded that the director of the SFO had no power to enter into the arrangements made, and no such arrangements should be made again," he said.

Innospec employs 365 people at its Merseyside plant.

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