Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Aircraft Sale to Egypt (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations)

Lockheed agreed to pay criminal and civil fines after pleading guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq., by paying a consultant from a funding source that disallowed it. “The case focused on the 1989 contract between Lockheed and Egypt calling for the sale of three C-130 aircraft for approximately $79 million. The investigation uncovered payments by Lockheed to its Egyptian consultant, Dr. Leila Takla, in exchange for her assistance in making the sale. The contract, which was funded by U.S. taxpayer money through the Defense Security Assistance Agency (DSAA) Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program, required Lockheed to certify that no consultant fees were being paid out of FMF grant money.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Guilty Pleas - approximate
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $24,800,200
Further Information Released
Civil Settlement 10/29/2008
Plea Agreement 10/29/2008
IG Journal (p. 33 of 51) 10/4/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database