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Renaud Van Ruymbeke

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Renaud Van Ruymbeke is the French investigating magistrate probing accusations of large-scale bribery and corruption against Halliburton KBR and Technip SA.

Van Ruymbeke has become one of the world's top corruption fighters. With fellow magistate Eva Joly, he investigated the then-publicly-owned French oil company Elf Aquitaine, which was being used as a private slush fund by French politicians and company executives, winning prison sentences for the former Foreign Minister Roland Dumas and the company's president[1].

While investigating Elf, Van Ruymbeke discovered a $180 million slush fund, believed by many to have been the conduit for the extravagant bribery of Nigerian officials by the TSKJ consortium.

Van Ruymbeke is also investigating the Bin Laden family financial empire and the possibility that it funneled money to Osama Bin Laden much later than previously claimed.[2] If he discovers such links, the family fortune may be exposed to claims from victims of Osama's terrorist attacks.

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