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U.S. probes Raytheon’s dealings with consultant for Qatar Armed Forces
08 Sep 2021

U.S. authorities are investigating whether payments by U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Technologies Corp to a consultant for the Qatar Armed Forces may have been bribes intended for a member of the country’s ruling royal family, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

A lawsuit filed in California in 2019 included allegations that Raytheon had funneled around 7 million Qatari riyal, or $1.9 million, in payoffs through a Doha-based defense and security-consulting firm that was part-owned by a brother of Qatar’s ruling emir, WSJ reported.

The lawsuit was dismissed last year on jurisdictional grounds.

By Shreyasee Raj, Reuters, 7 September 2021

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