On July 17, Louis Berger International, Inc. (“LBI”) agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA charges.  LBI is a New Jersey-based construction management company.  As part of a deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”), LBI admitted that, from 1998 to 2010, it paid $3.9 million in bribes to foreign officials in India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Kuwait in order to secure government construction management contracts.  LBI worked through third-party vendors to conceal the bribes.  Under the DPA, in addition to paying the penalty, LBI must implement internal controls, continue to cooperate with DOJ, and retain a compliance monitor for three years.  Two former LBI executives also pled guilty to conspiracy and FCPA charges for their role in the scheme.  United States v. Louis Berger International, Inc., 15-mj-3624 (D.N.J.).  DOJ Press Release

Related preceding post