Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-91
John O'Halloran/ Tesoro Petroleum Case
Trinidad and Tobago
People's National Movement official (1956-1970), Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Racing Authority (inclusive 1980-1981)
United States
Location of Recovery Effort, Asset Location / Alleged Asset Location
1989
1990
Art.16, Art.23
Yes
Private Civil Action
No
NA
Unknown
Completed
No
NA

In July 1990, then-Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago Selwyn Richardson obtained a settlement from Tesoro Petroleum for some $7.5 million in connection with the company's bribery case. The law firm of Wilmer Cutler in Washington, DC was counsel to the government. (Source: Trinidad and Tobago, House of Representatives Parliamentary Proceedings, July 27, 1990.)

According to the summary by the University of West Indies Library of Mr. O'Halloran's papers, in 1983, Mr. O'Halloran was charged by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.with accepting bribes. (Source: The University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, The Alma Jordan Library, Special Collections, "O'Halloran Papers," accessed at http://www.mainlib.uwi.tt/divisions/wi/collsp/summaries/ohalloran.htm.)

Unspecified
Attorney General
Unspecified
NA
Wilmer Cutler law firm
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York