Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Bribery of Foreign Government Officials – Criminal Prosecutions

Louis Berger International (LBI) admitted to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty to resolve claims that, from 1998 through 2010, it bribed foreign officials in India, Indonesia, Kuwait and Vietnam to secure government contracts. LBI entered into a deferred prosecution agreement and admitted its criminal conduct, including its conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA. In addition to the criminal penalty, LBI agreed to implement rigorous internal controls, continue cooperating with the government, and retain a compliance monitor for at least three years. Two of the company’s former executives— Richard Hirsch and James McClung—also pleaded guilty to conspiracy and FCPA charges. Hirsch was sentenced to two years of probation and a $10,000 fine. McClung was sentenced to one year in prison.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Date of Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Berger Group Holdings $17,110,000
Further Information Released
Hirsch Judgment 7/15/2016
McClung Judgment 7/15/2016
DOJ Press Release (employee sentencing) 7/8/2016
DOJ Press Release 7/17/2015
LBI Press Release 7/17/2015
Complaint 7/7/2015
Deferred Prosecution Agreement 7/7/2015

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database