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Former Consultant Gets $1 Million Fine, 15 Months in Prison for Role in Bribery Scheme

Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Justice announced May 3 that a former consultant has been sentenced to a $1 million fine and a 15-month prison sentence for his role in a conspiracy to pay more than $6 million in bribes to government officials of Nigeria and officials from a Nigerian political party. These payments were designed to assist a Texas company and its joint venture partner in Germany in obtaining and retaining a natural gas pipeline project valued at about $387 million. The man had pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and a DOJ press release notes that his sentence reflects the assistance he has provided in ongoing investigations.

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