OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Girard Gibbs LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of Petrofac Ltd. (OTC: POFCY) involving possible securities law violations related to a bribery, corruption and money laundering investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office.
On May 12, 2017, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office announced that it has launched an investigation into Petrofac’s activities, on suspicion of "bribery, corruption and money laundering." Following this news, Petrofac's stock dropped significantly to its lowest level since June 2016.
Then, on May 25, 2017, Petrofac announced the UK Serious Fraud Office had arrested and questioned the company’s CEO and COO. Both were released without charge. In addition, the Company's board suspended the COO and precluded the CEO from involvement in any matters connected to the SFO investigation. This news drove the price of Petrofac securities down by nearly 30%
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