Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Bribery to Win International Government Contracts

The Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice conducted an investigation into whether former Halliburton subsidiary KBR was among several companies that paid $180 million in bribes to win a contract to build a natural gas liquefaction plant in Nigeria in the 1990s. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation focused on the activity of a joint venture that included KBR and three other companies. In February 2009, Halliburton and KBR settled with the SEC and DOJ. Halliburton agreed to pay $382 million and an additional $177 million in disgorgement. Halliburton entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ. A subsidiary of KBR pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the FCPA and to substantive counts charging violations of the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Halliburton $559,000,000
Further Information Released
Halliburton Non-Prosecution Agreement 2/13/2014
DOJ Press Release 2/13/2009
Halliburton Press Releases 2/13/2009
Plea Agreement 2/13/2009
SEC Complaint 2/13/2009
SEC Press Release 2/13/2009

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database