Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC Pleads on FCPA

According to a DOJ Press Release "Kellogg Brown & Root LLC (KBR), a global engineering, construction and services company based in Houston, pleaded guilty today to charges related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its participation in a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts. . ."  The company plead to a "five-count criminal information" and "agreed to pay a $402 million criminal fine." The company issued a press release that stated that:

"[u]nder the terms of the settlement announced earlier today, KBR will make payments totaling $20 million over the next eight quarters to the DOJ. The information contained in the DOJ and SEC settlements note aggregate financial penalties totaling $579 million. The remainder of the penalties will be paid by Halliburton pursuant to indemnities under the 2006 Master Separation Agreement between KBR and Halliburton."

KBR has also agreed "to retain a compliance monitor to review KBR's continued compliance with anti-corruption laws."  See also the FCPA Blog here

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