Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The beginning of the end of Eni!

Today, Judge Giusy Barbara ruled on the conviction of two middlemen in the scandal-ridden OPL 245 oil field deal, in which she stated: "The management of oil companies Eni (and Shell) were fully aware of the fact that part of the $1.092 billion paid would have been used to compensate Nigerian public officials who had a role in this matter and who were circling their prey like hungry sharks,” - as reported by Reuters.

In response, Barnaby Pace, Oil Campaigner at Global Witness said:

"This ruling will send shivers down the spines of the oil industry - and will surely alarm Shell and Eni employees and shareholders who have been repeatedly told that there was nothing amiss with the OPL 245 deal."

The Milan judge made the comment in her written reasons for the September conviction of Nigerian Emeka Obi and Italian Gianluca Di Nardo, both middlemen in the OPL 245 deal, for corruption. The pair were sentenced to four year jail terms.

Read more in this link.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Another lawsuit! And now Eni?

Nigeria has filed a $1.092bn legal claim in the UK High Court against oil giants hashtagEni (and Shell), over alleged fraudulent practices and cases of corruption, and subsequent divergence of billions of dollars in potential revenue from the Nigerian people.
And now Eni? What does the Board of the company have to say?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CEO Eni vs CEO Renault

The French government, which is the largest shareholder of Renault, dismissed Carlos Ghosn from command of the company over allegations of misconduct at Nissan in Japan. Meanwhile, in Italy, Eni's CEO, a defendant for international corruption, remains ahead of the Italian oil gaint. At the very least, a questionable and regrettable stance!

This is Eni's Way!

Friday, November 09, 2018

New corruption of the Italian oil giant!

Eni accused by the Nigerian government of under-declaring the volume of crude oil it shipped out of the country between January 2011 and December 2014 to the tune of $55 million.

This is Eni's Way!

Read more at this LINK

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Eni linked to dark deals in Africa

Eni’s activities and projects exploring for oil in South Africa need investigation. Its history in Africa is tainted, writes Dennis Morton.

The Italian oil company has claimed that developing offshore territory in KwaZulu-Natal and creating sustainable value was critical to the region’s success.

But Eni used similar social responsibility arguments to get a foothold in Nigeria, Algeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo — before securing exploration concessions allegedly through bribery and corruption.

This is Eni's Way!

Read more in this LINK

Friday, October 19, 2018

OPL 245: This is Eni's Way!

Oil giants Eni (and Shell) are on trial in Milan for their part in a bribery scheme that robbed the Nigerian people of $1.1billion.

The case brought by the Milan Public Prosecutor alleges that $520 million from the deal was converted into cash and intended to be paid to then Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and other Nigerian government officials. The prosecutors further allege that money was also channelled to Eni and Shell executives, with $50 million in cash delivered to the home of Eni’s then head of African Operations Roberto Casula.

On October 17th 2018, Global Witness co-founder, Simon Taylor, gave evidence in the trial, having triggered the investigation which led to the trial by submitting a criminal complaint by Global Witness, Re:Common, and The Corner House in 2013.

For the full story of Shell, Eni, the convicted money launderer, and Nigeria’s stolen assets please visit this LINK.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Eni, say the truth!

If two journalists published my story with the Italian oil giant in the first investigative book ("Eni: The Parallel State") and another journalist, in the quality of "Eni's Critical Shareholder", took this same story to "Eni's Shareholders' Meeting" in 2017 and 2018, why the Board of Eni continues to "lie" about the "truth of the facts" in these 17 years of my fight to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation that are being denigrated by Eni to this day?

Eni, say the truth!!!

Note: Read more about my story!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Eni's Shareholders

Mr. Mauro Meggiolaro (Eni's Critical Shareholder): 

Why don't the investors of #Eni do like the investors of Petrobras? Because of the internal fraud and acts of corruption discovered by the "Car Wash Operation", the investors of the Brazilian oil company filed lawsuits in Brazil, in the U.S.A and now in Argentina. 

The "Bribe of the Century" paid by the Italian oil giant in the #OPL245 Case in Nigeria should motivate its investors to seek compensation for their finantial losses!!!

Monday, August 06, 2018

Eni's AGM 2018 vs Eni's Critical Shareholder

At the AGM 2018, the journalist Mr. Mauro Meggiolaro, using his rights as a critical shareholder of Eni, used the pulpit of the Shareholders' Meeting to talk about my case. 

"We have been contacted again by Douglas Linares Pinto, a former manager of the Eni group in Brazil. Since we know that there are legal problems under way with Eni – a couple of years ago we asked a number of questions at the Shareholders’ Meeting on his behalf, with a view to acting as mediators between Douglas Linares Pinto and the Company to try and settle this conflict. I suggest that we organize a meeting with you: we would like to try to solve the issue, if you agree to have a meeting (he wanted to be here but could not come). If we can meet and overcome the emotional side of the affair, which is sometimes a bit strong, and we can instead talk about concrete facts, we would be happy to do so"

When will the Italian oil giant schedule the meeting suggested by one of its shareholders? Will Eni wait for the change of command in the company that will be made by the new Italian government or not?

See more about AGM 2018 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Eni: deviations of character and misconduct!

Dozen of questions asked to the Board of Eni. A hundred of supporting documents. Ans no answer! Not even a single answer! 

The silence of the Italian oil giant only shows its deviations of character and its misconduct.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Last question to be answered by Eni

This is the "last question" to be answered by EniIntroduction Question 15: A Truly True Story I believe I was able to demonstrate that the story that I live with Eni in these almos 17 years is the honest truth. Indeed, Eni made some mistakes and errors regarding my case. And this is easily noted. However, if Eni still has any doubt, it would be important that the company conducted an “investigation” into my case. Thus, Eni could convince itself that my dismissal was unjust and that, in all these years, there were a series of mistakes and errors that are contradictory to the words and spirit of Eni’s Code of Ethics. Question 15: Is it possible for the Board of Eni to authorize an investigation into my case so we can put, at last, an end point in this story?
I am Eni's Whistleblower that suffers "retaliation" from this company until today.

There will be a total of "15 questions" which, in these 17 years, Eni has not yet answered.

Follow daily the new questions this Blog to see if the Italian oil giant will answer.

Question 14 is also in my LinkedIN.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Question 14 to be answered by Eni

This is "Question 14" to be answered by Eni

Introduction Question 14: Eni’s Executive vs Corruption

Executives are accused of "corruption" and the company defends them by stating that it fully “trusts” them! This is the case of Eni’s CEO: Mr. Claudio Descalzi (Doc. 44-I) and Eni’s Executivo: Mr. Roberto Casula (Doc. 44-J).

Question 14: Wouldn’t it be more prudent if Eni “sent away” these executives until the investigations of the Italian Criminal Prosecutor’s Office or even the ongoing criminal proceedings are over?

I am Eni's Whistleblower that suffers "retaliation" from this company until today.

There will be a total of "15 questions" which, in these 17 years, Eni has not yet answered.

Follow daily the new questions in my timeline here on Facebook to see if the Italian oil giant will answer.

Question 14 is also in my LinkedIN.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Question 13 to be answered by Eni

This is "Question 13" to be answered by Eni.

Introduction Question 13: The tree is recognized by its own fruits

In the Gospel of Luke (6:43-44) is recorded one of the narratives of Jesus Christ:
No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers”.

After being unfairly dismissed in 2001 by Eni Brazil, I founded the Brazilian Business Ethics Institute that in almost 15 years has been promoting Business Ethics both in the Brazilian business environment and, especially, among the students because they will be the leaders of the companies of tomorrow. My tree has been bearing good fruits!

I affirm with sadness in the heart of someone who has works in the Brazilian subsidiary of Eni and, doing the right thing, was wrongly dismissed: Eni is involved in several “corruption scandals” and “disrespect for the environment”! All are attitudes that are of “public domain”:

Brazil: LavaJato Operation

Four years ago, the largest anti-corruption operation in Brazil, called “LavaJato Operation”, has begun to stripe away the promiscuity between the public and the private. 
The scheme of frauds and corruption happened in the largest company in Brazil, the state-owned Petrobras, where executives of the company favored other companies in exchange for bribery. The deviations of Petrobras’ coffers are estimated in over 20 billion dollars. 
The Italian company Saipem, controlled by Eni, was denounced to the Brazilian Criminal Justice for being part of this corruption scheme by paying bribes to a director from Petrobras, in order to gain advantages in Saipem’s contracts with the Brazilian state-owned company (Doc. 44).

Algeria: Saipem Case

In February 2018, the Public Ministry asks the Italian Criminal Court to convict the former CEO of Eni, Mr. Paolo Scaroni, for more than six years of prison for the bribe payment at Algeria (Doc. 44-A).

Congo: Brazzaville Case

In April 2018, this was the headline of an Italian newspaper about a new scandal of corruption at the Republic of Congo (Doc. 44-B):

New scandal shakes Eni in Congo Brazzaville. Here's who is behind Marine XI giant gas field
Three Italians and a Britishman secretly took control of it hiding behind offshore enterprises. Now we can reveal who they are. And all their connections with the state-owned company based in Rome.

Panama Papers & The Bribe Factory

Eni is also being investigating for participating in a scheme called “Panama Paper”, involving the CEO of Eni and his wife (Doc. 44-C) and the company is also part of one of the biggest scandals of corruption in the world, known as “The Bribe Factory” (Doc. 44-D).

Nigeria: Niger Delta Case

On 9 January, Eni appeared in front of the Tribunal of Milan to answer for its record of oil pollution in Nigeria. The plaintiff is the Ikebiri community of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta, represented by their leader Chief Francis Ododo, whose land was polluted by an oil spill in 2010.

If successful, this will be the first case of an Italian corporation being held accountable by an Italian court for environmental and human rights abuses overseas.

The people of Ikebiri are seeking adequate clean-up and compensation from ENI for the pollution of the creek, ponds and trees caused by its subsidiary’s equipment. Friends of the Earth Europe and Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria are supporting the community in bringing the case to court (Doc. 44-E).

Nigeria: OPL 245 Case

Eni, the former CEO and the current CEO of company are being investigated for “international corruption” in Nigeria, Italy and London by the millionaire payment of bribes in the OPL 245 Case (Doc. 44-F) also known as the Bribery of the Century because the bribe of US$ 1.1 billion paid in this oilfield is the highest illegal payment in the global corporate story.

Now, Italy's Criminal Justice transformed them all in "defendants" for your crimes (Doc. 44-G) in this Case.

Sicily: Oil Monster Case

Everyone in the Sicilian town of Gela knows someone who has been hit by the health crisis that has gripped the town for decades.

Mortality rates are higher than elsewhere on the island, and the town has an unusually high rate of birth defects, including the highest rate in the world of a rare urethra disorder.
Local people have long blamed pollution. A 2011 study by the Italian health service drew a similar conclusion: dozens of babies were dying in the womb or within a week of being born every year from complications caused by environmental contamination. Now, 10 years into a battle to assign criminal responsibility for the town’s health problems, the Italians living in this wasteland feel like they may be a step closer to justice.

Last week prosecutors brought charges of environmental pollution against five managers of Eni, Italy’s largest oil company, which has run an oil refinery in Gela for 54 years.

The prosecutors said that Eni for years had been illegally hiding tonnes of toxic waste in a three-mile-long undersea dump off Sicily (Doc. 44-H).

Eni: an Unethical Company

There are so many problems of corruption at Eni that the company could be identified by its Stakeholders as an “Unethical Company”.

Questions 13:

13-A) The cases of corruption and disrespect to the environment mentioned above are all “public domain” and despite the evidence and, in some cases, Eni and its executives, including the current CEO of the company and its predecessor, have already been denounced by the Public Criminal Italian Ministry as well as having a lawsuit where all of the are “defendants”, Eni still “denies” the involviment and “states” that it “trusts” in its executives and that the company always acts in an Ethical way. This position of Eni isn’t totally “contradictory” to the transparency and governance required in the global corporate world and “preached” by the company through its official documents”, such as: “Corporate Governance and Shareholding Structure Report”, “Integrated Annual Report” and “Eni’s Code of Ethics”?

13-B) Are all these cases of corruption known to the SEC? Is this government institution of the United Sates already investigating these cases? Eni has already been fined by the SEC. Is there a risk of new fines? Or is Eni already making some sort of agreement with the SEC?  

13-C) Wouldn’t it be more dignified and honorable if Eni “assume” its mistakes before its Stakeholders, stating what actions will be taken to reverse its management problems? 

13-D) Isn’t Eni afraid of being labeled by its stakeholders as an “unethical company”? Will this not jeopardize the company’s market value damaging its shareholders in the future? 

I am Eni's Whistleblower that suffers "retaliation" from this company until today.

There will be a total of "15 questions" which, in these 17 years, Eni has not yet answered.

Follow daily the new questions in this Blog to see if the Italian oil giant will answer.

Question 13 is also in my LinkedIN.