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Shell says being investigated in US bribery probe


Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:16am EDT

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) said it was under investigation by U.S. authorities for potential breaches of overseas bribery rules.

“Shell is currently under investigation by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the United States Department of Justice for violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” the company said in its 2008 annual report.

A copy of the report is available on its website at: here

Last year Shell said a U.S. subsidiary had been “contacted” by the DoJ about potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. (Reporting by Tom Bergin, editing by Will Waterman) and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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