Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Global Bribery and Corruption – Individual Prosecutions

In November 2017, the federal government filed criminal charges against two former Rolls-Royce executives and a former employee for their alleged participation in a scheme to pay bribes to foreign government officials in exchange for directing business to a U.S.-based Rolls-Royce subsidiary. James Finley, a former senior executive at Rolls-Royce, pleaded guilty in July 2017 to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and one count of violating the FCPA. Aloysius Johannes Jozef Zuurhout, a former energy sales employee at Rolls-Royce, and Keith Barnett, a former regional director at Rolls-Royce, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA. Finley, Barnett and Zuurhout admitted they participated in a conspiracy from approximately 1999 to 2013 to bribe officials in a number of countries to help the company obtain and retain business. In January 2017, Rolls-Royce PLC admitted to paying bribes or failing to prevent bribery payments in several countries between 1989 and 2013 and agreed to pay the UK, U.S., and Brazil over $800 million (see Rolls-Royce instance, “Bribery and Corruption Global Settlement”).

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Charging Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Rolls-Royce PLC $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/7/2017
James Finley Information 7/21/2017
Aloysius Zuurhout Information 6/9/2017
Keith Barnett Information 12/20/2016

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database