On March 13, 2018, federal officials announced that they had resolved FCPA charges through a deferred-prosecution agreement (“DPA”) against a Maryland-based nuclear material transportation company.  According to court documents, Transport Logistics International, Inc. (“TLI”) conspired with others to pay more than $1.7 million in bribes to an official of Russian state-owned JSC Techsnabexport to secure improper business advantages and obtain or retain business.  TLI executives reportedly caused fake invoices to be prepared to create the appearance that the company had received services from JSC and to conceal these bribe payments.  Under the DPA, the company agreed to pay a $2 million criminal penalty, to cooperate with the DOJ’s ongoing investigation, and to continue to implement a remedial ethics and compliance program.  DOJ officials indicated that TLI received full credit for its substantial cooperation with the investigation and for undertaking remedial measures.  Three individuals were previously charged in connection with the bribery scheme; two have pleaded guilty and a third is awaiting trial. United States v. Transport Logistics International, Inc., 18-cr-00011 (D. Md.)

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