In this March 15, 2017 file photo, Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi stands prior to the Eni investor meeting, in Milan, Italy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
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A trial for oil giants Eni and Shell over bribery and corruption allegations in the purchase of an offshore oilfield in Nigeria was delayed for two months Monday.Eni chief executive Claudio Descalzi, his predecessor Paolo Scaroni and several managers from Eni and Shell are among those to on trial, as is ex-Nigerian oil minister Dan Etete.The 2011 deal with the Nigerian government aimed to end years of litigation over the OPL245 block between Shell and Etete's Oil and Gas Malabu company.Email exchanges between Shell management cited by Global Witness, and seen by AFP, suggest that Shell was aware the money was likely to be funneled to individuals, including Etete and Jonathan.Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the EFCC, filed corruption charges against Shell and Eni in March 2017, accusing 11 defendants, including Etete, of "official corruption" in connection with the deal.
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