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Bribery of and by World Bank Officials - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

December 30, 2002, Just Anti-Corruption

In 2002, the Department of Justice charged two World Bank officials, Ramendra Basu, a national of India, and Gautam Sengupta, with conspiring to steer World Bank contracts to certain consultants in exchange for kickbacks.

BellSouth Corporation - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

January 24, 2002, Just Anti-Corruption

On January 15, 2002, the SEC filed two settled enforcement actions against BellSouth Corporation, charging that two of the company's subsidiaries had engaged in violations of the internal controls and books and records provisions of the FCPA.

American Rice Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

December 24, 2001, Just Anti-Corruption

On December 12, 2001, David Kay, the Vice President of Marketing for American Rice, Inc., a Texas corporation, was indicted in the Southern District of Texas on twelve counts of violating the FCPA in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to Haitian customs officials.

Chiquita Brands International Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

October 03, 2001, Just Anti-Corruption

On October 3, 2001, the SEC commenced two settled enforcement actions against Chiquita Brands International, Inc., alleging that the company had violated the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA as a result of the conduct of its Colombian subsidiary, C.I. Bananos de Exportación, S.A.

Owl Securities and Investment Ltd. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

August 20, 2001, Just Anti-Corruption

In 2001, the Department of Justice filed charges against two executives and a part-owner of Owl Securities and Investment Ltd., a Missouri company, as well as an agent that represented the company and its wholly-owned Costa Rican subsidiary, OSI Proyectos.

American Bank Note Holographics Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

July 18, 2001, Just Anti-Corruption

In July 2001, the Department of Justice and the SEC simultaneously filed criminal and civil charges against Joshua C. Cantor, the President of American Bank Note Holographics Inc., in connection with certain violations of the FCPA and other federal securities laws

Allied Products Corporation - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

June 22, 2001, Just Anti-Corruption

On June 13, 2001, the Department of Justice charged Daniel Ray Rothrock, the Vice President of the Cooper Division of Allied Products Corporation, with one count of falsifying his employer's corporate books and records, in violation of the FCPA.

International Business Machines Corporation - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

December 24, 2000, Just Anti-Corruption

On December 21, 2000, the SEC filed two settled enforcement actions against International Business Machines Corporation, alleging that the company had violated the books and records provision of the FCPA in connection with a $250 million contract to integrate and modernize the computer system of a commercial bank owned by the Argentine government.

UNC/Lear Services Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

February 17, 2000, Just Anti-Corruption

On February 17, 2000, the Department of Justice charged UNC/Lear Services Inc., a provider of military parts and services to foreign governments, with mail fraud, making false statements, and falsifying its books and records.

Metcalf & Eddy International Inc. - Summary of Law Enforcement Action

December 15, 1999, Just Anti-Corruption

On December 14, 1999, the Department of Justice initiated a settled civil enforcement action against Metcalf & Eddy International Inc. (M&E), in connection with the company's improper provision of things of value to Egyptian government officials, in violation of the FCPA.