Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Bribery and Corruption Global Settlement

Rolls-Royce PLC agreed to pay the UK, US, and Brazil a combined total of $800.3 million to resolve allegations of engaging in bribery and corruption in at least a dozen countries over more than two decades. In the UK, Rolls-Royce admitted to paying bribes or failing to prevent bribery payments in connection with Rolls-Royce’s business operations in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, and Thailand between 1989 and 2013. Rolls-Royce entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the UK Serious Fraud Office and paid a total fine of £497.3 million (US$604.8 million). In the US, Rolls-Royce admitted that between 2000 and 2013 it conspired to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying more than $35 million in bribes through third parties to officials in various countries in exchange for confidential information and contracts. Rolls-Royce entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the Department of Justice and paid $170 million. In Brazil, Rolls-Royce agreed to pay a $25.6 million penalty for the company’s role in a conspiracy to bribe Brazilian officials between 2005 and 2008.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Rolls-Royce PLC $800,305,272
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 1/17/2017
UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement 1/17/2017
UK Judgment 1/17/2017
UK Statement of Facts 1/17/2017
Rolls-Royce Press Release 1/16/2017
UK Press Releases 1/16/2017
US Criminal Information 12/20/2016
US Deferred Prosecution Agreement 12/20/2016

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database