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Louis Berger International to Pay $17.5 Million for FCPA Violations

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 18, 2015

U.S.-based construction management company Louis Berger International on July 17 reached a $17.1 million settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when it bribed foreign officials in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Kuwait to secure government construction management contracts. Two of the company’s former executives also pleaded guilty to conspiracy and FCPA charges in connection with the scheme.   

As part of its settlement agreement, Louis Berger International (LBI) entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and admitted its criminal conduct, including its conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA. In addition to the criminal penalty, LBI has agreed to implement rigorous internal controls, to continue to cooperate fully with the department, and to retain a compliance monitor...

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