Friday, March 24, 2006
Faheem Salam, a civilian translator working in Iraq as a contract worker through Titan Corp., was charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for offering a $60,000 bribe to an Iraqi police official to obtain a supply contract. According to a Department of Justice press release (here):
Salam offered a senior Iraqi police official approximately $60,000 for the official’s assistance with facilitating the purchase by a police training organization of approximately 1,000 armored vests and a sophisticated map printer for approximately $1 million. The complaint alleges that Salam later made final arrangements with an undercover agent of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction – posing as a procurement officer for the multinational Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (CPATT) in Iraq – for the map printer and vests, along with a separate $28,000 to $35,000 “gift” to process the contracts.