U.S. Justice Department asks federal judge for additional six months to investigate allegations that Alcoa, affiliates bribed officials in Bahrain

Alison Gallant

Alison Gallant

Nov 14, 2011 – Associated Press

PITTSBURGH , November 14, 2011 () – Justice Department wants 6 more months to probe bribery allegations in Alcoa Bahrain lawsuit

A Justice Department attorney has told a federal judge in Pittsburgh that authorities want at least six more months to investigate allegations that Alcoa Inc. and its affiliates bribed officials in the Persian Gulf state of Bahrain.

The allegations were first made in a federal lawsuit filed in 2008 by Aluminum Bahrain BSC, a company also known as Alba that is controlled by the Bahrain government. But the Justice Department intervened and got the judge to put the case on hold while it continued a criminal investigation into the allegations.

On Thursday, Justice Department Attorney Adam Safwat told Senior U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose the government needs six more months to investigate the "widespread scheme."

The judge says she'll decide by next week whether to let the lawsuit proceed.

© 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share:

About Us

We deliver market news & information relevant to your business.

We monitor all your market drivers.

We aggregate, curate, filter and map your specific needs.

We deliver the right information to the right person at the right time.

Our Contacts

1990 S Bundy Dr. Suite #380,
Los Angeles, CA 90025 795

+1 (310) 558 0008
+1 (310) 558 0080 (FAX)

About Cookies On This Site

We collect data, including through use of cookies and similar technology ("cookies") that enchance the online experience. By clicking "I agree", you agree to our cookies, agree to bound by our Terms of Use, and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. For more information on our data practices and how to exercise your privacy rights, please see our Privacy Policy.