On March 15, 2018, Eberhard Reichart, the former Technical Manager of Siemens Business Services’ Major Projects division, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to bribe Argentine government officials.  According to court documents, Reichert was involved in a decades-long scheme to pay tens of millions of dollars in bribes to the Argentine officials in order to secure a contract to create national identity cards.  To effectuate payment of the bribes, Reichert and his co-conspirators created various shell companies and used a $27 million contract between a Siemens subsidiary and a consulting firm to conceal payments to government officials.  Siemens entities in various countries pleaded guilty in 2008 to violating the books and records provisions of the FCPA and paid $450 million in criminal fines. United States v. Reichert, 11-cr-1056 (DLC) (S.D.N.Y.)

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