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Rolls-Royce responds to $800M global resolution in FCPA case

Jaclyn Jaeger | January 18, 2017

British engineering company Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay the United States nearly $170 million as part of an $800 million global resolution to investigations by the Department of Justice, U.K., and Brazilian authorities into a long-running scheme to bribe government officials in exchange for government contracts.

According to admissions made in court papers, Rolls-Royce admitted that between 2000 and 2013, the company conspired to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying more than $35 million in bribes through third parties to foreign officials in various countries in exchange for those officials’ assistance in providing confidential information and awarding contracts to Rolls-Royce, RRESI and affiliated entities (collectively, Rolls-Royce).

Among the admissions:

  • In Thailand, Rolls-Royce admitted to...
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