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U.S. Charges French Citizen Tied to BSGR in Bribery Probe

A French citizen with ties to BSG Resources Ltd. was charged with witness tampering and attempting to obstruct a probe into whether a mining company paid bribes to win “lucrative” rights in Guinea, according to court documents.

Frederic Cilins, 50, was arrested and charged with plotting to destroy documents and induce a witness to give false testimony to a grand jury investigating potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, according to a criminal complaint filed yesterday in federal court in New York.