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US court dismisses corruption probe against Eni

MILAN (AP) – Italian gas and oil company Eni says a U.S. district court has dropped a corruption probe against one of the company’s subsidiaries.

Eni announced the closure of the investigation on Wednesday, two years after it agreed to adopt anti-corruption procedures in a deal with prosecutors.

The probe alleged corruption of Nigerian officials in connection with the installation of Liquefied Natural Gas plants on Bonny Island in Nigeria.

Eni said the decision `’definitively concludes” U.S. criminal proceedings against Snamprogetti Netherlands BV, a former indirect subsidiary of Eni and currently a subsidiary of oil service group Saipem, which is controlled by Eni.

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