Ten years on, bribery deportation still pending

The Netherlands is still wrestling with the question of whether or not to deport a Dutch businessman found guilty of bribing a Panamanian official by a US court 10 years ago, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Friday.

Frerik Pluimers was sentenced to three months in jail for making a $50,000 payout while head of the US arm of Dutch oil industry testing company Saybolt.
Under US anti-corruption laws, bribery by US companies and foreign companies which have a US listing or are owned by a US parent company.
A spokesman for the Dutch justice ministry told the FD the case was still being examined.

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