By John Donovan
We have received a copy of an email allegedly sent today to Brian Foley, who according to OSSL, has been the senior Shell contracts manager on the Corrib Gas project for the last ten years. The email was also allegedly copied to Royal Dutch Shell Plc CEO Peter Voser and Michael Crothers, the CEO of Shell E&P Ireland.
The email repeats the claim that Shell sent Corrib auditors KPMG to OSSL offices warning “about imprisonment if we disclosed the police alcohol matter.”
OSSL alleges that it played a “Mr Fixit” role for Shell distributing gifts/bribes to ease the progress of the controversial Corrib Gas Project.
I have republished below a related purported OSSL invoice that we first published on 28 March 2013.
If any of the various parties named on the purported invoice, including senior Irish police officers, are prepared to go on the record stating that the invoice is fake, we will publish that information and cease covering this story until an investigation has taken place.
OSSL alleges that hundreds of Irish police officers were the beneficiaries of Shell’s alleged corruption – a generous supply of free alcohol.
Environmental campaigners who have protested against the Corrib project have long alleged that the Irish police have acted as an off-shoot of Shell security.
HENCE THE OSSL ALLEGATIONS ARE VERY SERIOUS.
The Irish government is aware of this alleged scandal. The Irish police is aware of the allegations. Many Shell employees, managers, officials and executive directors are said to be involved in or have knowledge of the alleged scandal and/or associated alleged cover-up. KPMG must be aware of their alleged role.
I am not aware of any denial issued by any of these parties regarding the authenticity of the alcohol invoice.
How hard can it be to establish whether the all-important invoice displayed below is a fake or authentic?