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IAP Worldwide to Pay $7.1 Million in FCPA Case

Jaclyn Jaeger | June 17, 2015

Defense and government contracting company IAP Worldwide Services yesterday agreed to pay a $7.1 million penalty and entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve a government investigation into whether the company conspired to bribe Kuwaiti officials to secure a government contract. 

James Michael Rama, a former vice president of IAP, also pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge James Cacheris of the Eastern District of Virginia to one count of conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA for his involvement in the bribery scheme. His sentencing will take place on Sept. 11.

In 2004, Kuwait’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) initiated the Kuwait Security Program (KSP), a project intended to provide nationwide surveillance capabilities for several Kuwaiti government agencies primarily...

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