Since the oil industry corruption report by Fairfax Media and the Huffington Post, numerous investigative government branches from across the globe have begun to take interest in the scandal.
The original report, which has now been seen subsequent installments, exposed a vast international scheme in which dozens of large companies were either knowingly or unknowingly involved in the bribery of government officials in order to be awarded lucrative government financed contracts.
The companies, which include the likes of Rolls-Royce and Haliburton, would work through a Monaco based middleman company known as Unaoil. This company would spend millions in bribes in the Middle East and elsewhere to secure contracts for them.
Since the report was released authorities in Britain, Australia and the US have begun investigations into the allegations and have started looking into the hundreds of thousands of leaked emails which the report is based off of.
On the 29th and 30th of March the leaders of the company were interviewed by Monaco authorities alongside the British. Now, at the request of the British Serious Fraud Office, local police have raided the homes of company leaders, seizing items the will be used in the investigation.