Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Foreign Bribery and Arms Export Violations Global Settlement

Airbus SE paid approximately $3.97 billion in penalties to settle foreign bribery charges in the U.S., France, and the U.K. arising out of a scheme—occurring between 2008 and 2015—to bribe government officials and airline executives around the world, and to resolve violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Airbus entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with a criminal information charging the company with conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and conspiracy to violate the AECA and ITAR. Airbus’s payment to the U.S. included $527 million for the FCPA and ITAR violations, and an additional €50 million (approx. US$55 million) as part of a civil forfeiture agreement for the ITAR-related conduct. Airbus also agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to the U.S. State Department. Airbus entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (SFO) under which it paid a fine and costs amounting to €991 million (approx. US$1.1 billion) covering five counts of failure to prevent bribery in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Ghana.

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EADS $3,973,301,796

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database