Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



FCPA Guilty Plea

In a January 2010 Alert, we mentioned the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) indictment of John Warwick of Ports Engineering Consultants Corp. (PECC). For more details and background, click http://tradelawyersblog.com/blog/archive/2010/february/article/foreign-corrupt-practice-act-fcpa-enforcement-spreads/?tx_ttnews%5Bday%5D=15&cHash=ef69600bce.

 

Mr. Warwick’s cohort at PECC, Charles Jumet, faces a similar fate at his March 26 sentencing. Mr. Jumet pled guilty on November 13, 2009, to making a corrupt payment and a false statement.

Mr. Warwick has now pled guilty to one count of conspiring to make corrupt payments to foreign government officials to secure business in violation of the FCPA. Mr. Warwick has agreed to forfeit the proceeds of the crime, $331,000. His sentencing is scheduled for May 14, when he faces up to five years in prison and a fine of more than $250,000 or twice the gain.

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