Category: DOJ

Belgian Security Services Firm Pleads Guilty to Criminal Antitrust Conspiracy

A Belgian security firm, G4S Secure Solutions NV (G4S), has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $15M criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to rig bids, allocate customers and fix prices for defense-related security services, including a multimillion-dollar contract issued in 2020 to provide security services to the U.S. Department of Defense for military bases and installations in Belgium.

FRANCE: Alcatel-Lucent Corruption Judgment upheld

The appeal of telecommunications equipment supplier Alcatel-Lucent was rejected by French Courts, finalizing the judgment of 150,000 euros in fines levied against the group for bribery of foreign public officials in Costa Rica in the early 2000s.

SWEDEN: Four Ericsson Employees Charged with Bribery.

Four former employees of Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson AB have been charged with bribery in Stockholm. In parallel, Ericsson agrees to pay its Finnish competitor Nokia $97 million for damages claimed related to its corrupt activities.

SriLankan Airlines Sues Airbus For $1 Billion

The Airbus bribery scandal continues to reverberate around the world. This latest lawsuit against the plane maker revolves around murky allegations of bribery, reputational damage, and lost income at the airline.

US Sanctions: 4.5 Years in jail and $250k fine for man who provided charter flights to Maduro’s entourage

A man was sentenced in the US this week to 55 months in prison for his connection with a scheme to provide private charter flights to members of former Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s inner circle.

Samsung Heavy Industries to pay $149M to settle corruption probe in Brazil

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) agreed on Monday to pay $149M in a leniency agreement with Brazilian authorities to resolve investigations into acts of corruption and money laundering. 15 months earlier, the shipbuilder resolved similar allegations with U.S. Authorities.