The U.K. Serious Fraud Office today brought further charges as part of its ongoing investigation of Alstom Network U.K., this time against a former compliance executive of Alstom.
In addition to the charges announced as part of phase three in April, the SFO has charged Jean-Daniel Lainé at Westminster Magistrates' Court. Lainé is facing corruption charges in violation of Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, as well as two offenses of conspiracy to corrupt in violation of Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act.
The alleged offenses took place between 2006 and 2007 and concern the supply of trains to the Budapest Metro. The matter has been sent for trial at Southwark Crown Court.
Prior to retirement, Lainé was senior vice president of ethics and compliance, and a director of Alstom International Limited. He is the sixth individual to be charged by the SFO in its investigation of Alstom.
Michael John Anderson, who was working as a business development director for Alstom Transport SA in France, has been charged with the same offenses. Named as a co-conspirator with Anderson and Lainé is Altan Cledwyn-Davies, director and company secretary of Alstom International. Cledwyn-Davies died in 2010 before charges were brought.