Sunday, February 14, 2010
Two former executives of Wilbros were sentenced with one receiving 15 months and the other 12 months. The case arose under the FCPA (see DOJ Press Release here) and involved alleged bribes in Nigeria. These two individuals plead to one conspiracy count but had guidelines exposure higher than the amount given to them. Most likely substantial assistance proved important to these former executives. Mark Weinhardt represented one of the individuals in this case.
See also Jesse Sunenblick, Main Justice, Former Willbros Executives Sentenced for Nigeria Bribery Scheme; Mary Flood, Houston Chronicle, Former Willbros executives get prison in bribery case; FCPA Blog, Prison for Ex-Willbros Execs