Millionaire David Mabey faces Saddam Hussein charges

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A businessman has been accused of making a corrupt payment to Saddam Hussein's regime for a "shady deal".

Southwark Crown Court heard millionaire David Mabey inflated the price of a bridge building project so the Iraqi government would receive a "kickback" of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Peter Blair QC said Mr Mabey and ex-colleague Richard Forsyth, 62, from Hampshire, bypassed UN sanctions.

Mr Mabey, 49, from Berkshire, and Mr Forsyth deny the claims.

Mr Mabey, from Hall Place Lane in Maidenhead, Berkshire, is the owner of Mabey Holdings and his family is ranked at 329 in the Sunday Times rich list with a fortune of £196m....

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