U.S. Indicts Former Chadian Diplomats in Transnational Corruption and Money Laundering Scheme

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
Bruce Zagaris

On May 20, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a federal grand jury indictment in Washington, D.C. against the Republic of Chad’s former Ambassador to the United States and Canada and Chad’s former Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. and Canada with soliciting and accepting a $2 million bribe from a Canadian start-up energy company, and conspiring to launder the bribe payment in an effort to conceal it.[1]

[1]    U.S. Department of Justice, Charges Unsealed Against Former Chadian Diplomats to the U.S. Charged in Connection with International Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme, Press Rel. 21-479, May 24, 2021.  United States v. Naeem  Riaz Tyab, U.S. Dist. Court for D.C., Case 1:19-cr-00038-RJL, Indictment, Feb. 7, 2019 https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1397106/download.