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Email from Shell CEO to Irish Police about OSSL ‘demands’

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By John Donovan

We now seem to be getting down to the nitty-gritty in the long running saga in which a small “Mr Fixit” company, OSSL, admits it acted as a conduit for sweeteners (bribes) funded by Shell to smooth the rocky path of the highly controversial Corrib gas pipeline project in Ireland.

Following the personal intervention by RDS Plc Chief Executive Peter Voser, after I arranged for OSSL bosses to corner him at the Shell AGM in May, his chosen envoy, Iain Middleton and the CEO of Shell E&P Ireland, Michael Crothers, met in Dublin the following month with OSSL founders Desmond Kane and Neil Rooney. Peter Voser publicly stated that the objective of the discussions was to resolve the dispute. read more

The integrity of Shell EP Ireland CEO Michael Crothers

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 14.17.32At that point, when you send a letter in your name knowing that it is designed to deceive, you have lost your integrity and join previous Shell senior executives, such as Jeroen van der Veer, who also gave in to the dark side of Shell. Bill Campbell, the retired HSE Group Auditor of Shell International has confirmed that the same internal investigation smokescreen was used in respect of the Brent Bravo deaths scandal.

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: OSSL DEBACLE
Date: 10 June 2013 09:32:04 GMT+01:00
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected], [email protected], “[email protected] COMPANY” <[email protected]>

Dear Mr Crothers

I am writing to you in connection with your response letter dated 28 May 2013 to Deputy Clare Daly TD, a member of the Dail, the Irish Parliament.

As you will recall, the subject of the correspondence was OSSL, the company formally employed as a “Mr Fixit” by Shell E&P Ireland Limited. read more

Alleged Shell Irish Bribes Scandal

“…Shell funded alcohol was allegedly distributed to the Police, a gift not conducive to the well-being, safety and demeanor of police officers. The booze was allegedly delivered to senior on duty officers, with delivery being made at Police premises in one instance.”: “Some of the wording on the purported invoice seems strangely reminiscent of the prohibition era in the USA. Somebody trying to conceal the illicit transportation of alcohol.”

EMAIL DATED 15 April 2013 FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO LINDA SZYMANSKI, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC CHIEF ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER.

Dear Linda Szymanski

I sent emails to you on 28 March 2013 and 29 March 2013 (also copied to Michiel Brandjes) concerning allegations made by a former Shell supplier OSSL, that Shell E&P Ireland has engaged in widespread corruption of the Irish Police force. According to OSSL and the related purported invoice dated 28 August 2012, Shell funded alcohol was allegedly distributed to the Police, a gift not conducive to the well-being, safety and demeanor of police officers. The booze was allegedly delivered to senior on duty officers, with delivery being made at Police premises in one instance. read more

OSSL, SHELL AND ALLEGED CORRUPTION

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OSSL allege that acting on Shell’s instructions, OSSL has distributed bribes on Shell’s behalf to parties connected with the project, including the Irish police force (the Garda) who have been the subject of serious accusations of wrong doing by environmental activists protesting against the project. The main accusation being that the Garda has acted as an offshoot of Shell security.

EMAIL DATED 29 MARCH 2013 FROM JOHN DONOVAN TO LINDA SZYMANSKI, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC CHIEF ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER.

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Subject: OSSL, SHELL AND ALLEGED CORRUPTION
Date: 29 March 2013 16:48:36 GMT
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected]

Dear Ms Szymanski

As you may be aware from our Shell Blog, a question mark has been raised over the authenticity of the alleged OSSL invoice to Shell dated 24 August 2012. My own reservations were plain from the email I sent to you yesterday.

Shell Accused of Corrupting Irish Police Force

At 11.25 this morning, we asked our contact acting for OSSL to scan company documents, original letters and purchase orders from Shell to prove the existence of OSSL and the fact that it had a business relationship with Shell EP Ireland. read more

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