Tanzania corruption: Norconsult acquitted, three staff found guilty

A Norwegian court has found three consultants who worked for Norway’s leading engineering firm Norconsult on a World Bank project in Tanzania guilty of corruption. They have been given suspended prison sentences of between two and six months.

The company was also on trial, but was acquitted. The court’s ruling took into account the dramatic consequences a guilty conviction would have had for the firm – debarment from public procurement in Norway.

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