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US $447M Settlement in Alba’s Civil RICO Action Against Alcoa; Evidence of Alleged Impropriety Uncovered in Kroll Investigation

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The following is a statement by Kroll Advisory Solutions:

Aluminium Bahrain, B.S.C. (“Alba”) announced that it has settled its racketeering and fraud suit against Alcoa Inc. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for $447 million.

Kroll was retained by Alba in 2006 to conduct a broad-based fraud review of the company’s operations which uncovered the original evidence of alleged impropriety. Working with Mark MacDougall of the international law firm Akin Gump, the Kroll team assembled the evidence which formed the basis of the civil claims and quantified the alleged losses.

In its complaint, Alba alleges that the defendants made unlawful payments to officials in Bahrain in order to obtain long-term contract and pricing advantages in the sale of raw materials. At the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, the RICO case was stayed for nearly four years to allow for a parallel investigation under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to proceed.

“The settlement marks a milestone in Alba’s five-year effort to recover losses resulting from alleged corrupt payments,” said Tommy Helsby, Chairman of Kroll Advisory Solutions Eurasia.

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Amy Malsin, 212-833-3363
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Source: Kroll Advisory Solutions