A Rose by any Other Name: DOJ’s FCPA Unit Brings Fraud and Money Laundering Charges Against Bechtel Executive

On Monday, February 10, 2014, the DOJ announced the indictment of former Bechtel Corp. executive Asem Elgawhary for mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to launder money, as well as violation of federal tax laws. The charges were brought by the DOJ’s FCPA Unit in coordination with the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Unit. Notably, Elgawhary has not been charged with any violation of or conspiracy to violate the FCPA.

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