July 07, 2017
The Compendium is a fully searchable database of international anti-bribery enforcement, providing comprehensive and detail-rich summaries of investigations and enforcement actions. Between 19-30 June, updates were made to the following Compendium entries:
- A new enforcement action was noted involving CDM Smith and its India subsidiary. Between 2011 and 2015, employees of the company and subsidiary allegedly obtained contracts by paying bribes to officials at India’s state-owned highway management agency. CDM Smith disclosed the matter to the Department of Justice and agreed to disgorge the profit from the contracts at issue.
- On 16 June 2017, retired U.S. Navy Captain Michael Brooks was sentenced to a prison term of 41 months and ordered to pay fines and restitution totaling US$72,000 in connection with his role in the wide-ranging “Fat Leonard” scandal (see Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd.). Brooks had entered a guilty plea the previous November.
- Al Vitangcol III—a former transit-authority manager in the Philippines who has been charged with trying to extort money from Czech manufacturer Inekon Group—had his arraignment postponed pending resolution of a petition for certiorari he filed with the country’s Supreme Court.
- Qualcomm, defendant in a shareholders’ derivative lawsuit stemming from the board’s alleged disregard of certain bribery-related red flags, succeeded in having the case against it dismissed because the plaintiffs failed to adequately allege the futility of making a demand upon the board—a precondition for such a suit.
- It was announced through court filings that Amadeus Richer—formerly a board member of Cinergy Telecommunications, which had allegedly conspired with other Miami-based telecom companies, including Terra Telecommunications, to bribe Haitian government officials—would plead guilty to the individual charges against him.
- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida indicated a willingness to accept a guilty plea by the Russian subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., but expressed concern about the terms of the plea agreement, which included no direct monetary penalty, but only a commitment to comply with the terms of the parent company’s deferred-prosecution agreement.
- Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption has reportedly opened a file concerning the possibility that the territory’s former Chief Executive, Leung Chun-Ying, may have interfered in the investigation of an alleged bribery agreement between himself and UGL Ltd.—arranged while he was still just a candidate for the office—involving that company’s acquisition of a property services firm of which Leung had been a director.
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