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BP Middleman’s $5 Million Payment Request ‘Didn’t Smell Right’

  • Internal probe didn’t include executive’s bribery concerns
  • BP denies all allegations of wrongdoing at London tribunal
BP Plc to Cut 10,000 Jobs as Virus Accelerates Reorganization
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A BP Plc executive told internal investigators he was concerned about the energy giant’s dealings with a Nigerian middleman and payments being discussed to secure lucrative contracts.