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Ex-Leighton Offshore executive charged over bribe plot

A former executive at Australian infrastructure giant Leighton Holdings was aided by the boss of a leading Tanzanian construction company as he bribed his way to an $84m contract in the east African nation, court documents allege.

The Australian Federal Police announced on Tuesday it had laid a fresh charge against Russell John Waugh, once a senior figure Leighton Holdings’s Singapore-based offshoot.

The AFP alleges Mr Russell, the former managing director of Leighton Offshore, masterminded plots to bribe Iraqi government officials to secure two massive oil contracts worth $1.8b.

The 54-year-old was arrested in Brisbane in November and charged with four offences, including conspiring to bribe a foreign public official, falsifying company…

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