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Friday, November 13, 2015
Alstom Sentenced to Pay $772 Million Criminal Fine to Resolve Foreign Bribery Charges

Represents Largest-Ever Criminal Foreign Bribery Fine

Alstom S.A., a French power and transportation company, was sentenced today to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve criminal charges related to a widespread corruption scheme involving at least $75 million in secret bribes paid to government officials in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Bahamas and Taiwan.

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson the District of Connecticut and Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.

Alstom was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the District of Connecticut. Alstom pleaded guilty on Dec. 22, 2014, to a two-count criminal information charging the company with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by falsifying its books and records and failing to implement adequate internal controls.

In addition, Alstom Network Schweiz AG, formerly Alstom Prom AG (Alstom Prom), Alstom’s Swiss subsidiary, which pleaded guilty on Dec. 22, 2014, to a criminal information charging the company with conspiracy to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA, was also sentenced today pursuant to its plea agreement. Alstom Power Inc. and Alstom Grid Inc., formerly Alstom T&D Inc., two U.S. subsidiaries, both entered into deferred prosecution agreements on Dec. 22, 2014, admitting that they conspired to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA.

According to the companies’ admissions, Alstom, Alstom Prom, Alstom Power and Alstom T&D, through various executives and employees, paid bribes to government officials and falsified books and records in connection with power, grid and transportation projects for state-owned entities around the world, including in Indonesia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Bahamas and Taiwan. In Indonesia, for example, Alstom, Alstom Prom and Alstom Power paid bribes to government officials—including a high-ranking member of the Indonesian Parliament and high-ranking members of Perusahaan Listrik Negara, the state-owned electricity company in Indonesia—in exchange for assistance in securing several contracts to provide power-related services valued at approximately $375 million. In total, Alstom paid more than $75 million to secure more than $4 billion in projects around the world, with a profit to the company of approximately $300 million.

Alstom and its subsidiaries also attempted to conceal the bribery scheme by retaining consultants who purportedly provided consulting services on behalf of the companies, but who actually served as conduits for corrupt payments to the government officials. Internal Alstom documents refer to some of the consultants in code, including “Mr. Geneva,” “Mr. Paris,” “London,” “Quiet Man” and “Old Friend.”

The sentence, which is the largest criminal fine ever imposed in an FCPA case, reflects a number of factors, including: Alstom’s failure to voluntarily disclose the misconduct, even though it was aware of related misconduct at a U.S. subsidiary that previously resolved corruption charges with the department in connection with a power project in Italy; Alstom’s refusal to fully cooperate with the department’s investigation for several years; the breadth of the companies’ misconduct, which spanned many years, occurred in countries around the globe and in several business lines, and involved sophisticated schemes to bribe high-level government officials; Alstom’s lack of an effective compliance and ethics program at the time of the conduct; and Alstom’s prior criminal misconduct, including conduct that led to resolutions with various other governments and the World Bank.

After the department publicly charged several Alstom executives, however, Alstom began providing thorough cooperation, including assisting the department’s prosecution of other companies and individuals.

To date, the department has announced charges against five corporate executives for alleged corrupt conduct involving Alstom. Frederic Pierucci, Alstom’s former vice president of global boiler sales, pleaded guilty on July 29, 2013, to conspiring to violate the FCPA and a charge of violating the FCPA for his role in the Indonesia bribery scheme. David Rothschild, Alstom Power’s former vice president of regional sales, pleaded guilty on Nov. 2, 2012, to conspiracy to violate the FCPA. William Pomponi, Alstom Power’s former vice president of regional sales, pleaded guilty on July 17, 2014, to conspiracy to violate the FCPA. Lawrence Hoskins, Alstom’s former senior vice president for the Asia region, was charged in an indictment in connection with the Indonesia bribery scheme, and is pending trial in the District of Connecticut in April 2016. The charges against Hoskins are merely allegations, and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. The high-ranking member of Indonesian Parliament was also convicted in Indonesia of accepting bribes from Alstom, and is currently serving a three-year prison term. In addition, Marubeni Corporation, which partnered with Alstom on the Indonesia project, pleaded guilty on March 19, 2014 to a criminal information charging conspiracy to violate the FCPA and seven counts of violating the FCPA, and was sentenced on May 15, 2014, to pay an $88 million criminal fine.

In connection with a corrupt scheme in Egypt, Asem Elgawhary, the general manager of an entity working on behalf of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, a state-owned electricity company, was the fifth individual charge and pleaded guilty on Dec. 4, 2014, in the District of Maryland to mail fraud, conspiring to launder money and tax fraud for accepting kickbacks from Alstom and other companies, and was sentenced on March 23, 2015, to serve 42 months in prison and forfeit approximately $5.2 million in proceeds.

This case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance from the FBI’s Meriden, Connecticut, Resident Agency. The department appreciates the significant cooperation provided by its law enforcement colleagues in Indonesia at the Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission), the Switzerland Office of the Attorney General and the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office, as well as authorities in France, Germany, Italy, Singapore and Taiwan.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Chief Daniel S. Kahn of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney David E. Novick of the District of Connecticut, together with Assistant U.S. Attorney Zach Intrater of the District of New Jersey on the investigation of Alstom T&D, and Assistant U.S. Attorney David I. Salem of the District of Maryland on the investigation of Asem Elgawhary. The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs also provided substantial assistance.

Additional information about the Justice Department’s FCPA enforcement efforts can be found at http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/alstom-se...ry-charges

GE Completes Acquisition of Alstom Power and Grid Businesses
November 3, 2015***

PARIS, FRANCE – November 2, 2015 – GE [NYSE:GE] announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid businesses. The completion of the transaction follows the regulatory approval of the deal in over 20 countries and regions including the EU, U.S., China, India, Japan and Brazil. It is GE’s largest-ever industrial acquisition.

New Delhi: French firms Alstom and Schneider Electric have joined hands to acquire the global transmission and distribution (T&D) business of Areva.

Alstom and Schneider Electric in pact to acquire Areva T & D
1 min read . Updated: 21 Jan 2010,***

February 01, 2017

Washington, D.C., February 1, 2017 – AREVA Nuclear Materials and NorthStar announce the formation of a new joint venture named Accelerated Decommissioning Partners (ADP). The ADP joint venture is designed to contain all required management, regulatory, technical and financial qualifications to decommission U.S. nuclear energy sites safely and in accordance with all NRC and state requirements.



Wednesday, October 10, 2018
SNC-Lavalin shares fall on news foreign bribery case will go to court - Stop the gravy train! No LRT in Surrey

The Montreal-based company agreed in 2016 to a compliance agreement, which detailed almost $118,000 in donations to the Liberal and Conservative parties through company employees or their spouses who were then reimbursed by SNC-Lavalin.
The improperly donated sums included: $83,534.51 to the Liberal Party of Canada; $13,552.13 to various Liberal riding associations; $12,529.12 to four contestants in the 2006 Liberal leadership race, including $5,000 each to Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae; $3,137.73 to the Conservative Party of Canada; and $5,050 to various Conservative riding associations.

All the funds have been repaid to the federal treasury by the respective national parties, both of whom disavow any knowledge of the scheme.
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SNC-Lavalin acquires Kentz engineering for $2.1 billion
NEWS Jun 23, 2014 by Julien Arsenault The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. increased its presence in the booming global oil and gas industry Monday with the $2.1-billion acquisition of U. K-based Kentz Corp. Ltd.

It is the first big acquisition for SNC-Lavalin CEO Robert Card, who was hired after the engineering firm disclosed financial irregularities two years ago that led to the departures of several top executives, including its former chief executive.



2012. ...SNC-Lavalin is in the midst of an international corruption probe, involving allegations of fraud, money laundering and bribery against senior SNC-Lavalin executive members. Corruption probe investigations are being conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, World Bank, Switzerland, Bangladesh, and others in India, Tunisia and Mexico. Several lawsuits have been filed against SNC-Lavalin by investors who allege that the company provided false and misleading information to investors and engaged in illegal activities in Libya (Montreal Gazette, Globe and Mail). Another class action lawsuit claims that SNC’s misrepresentations caused the price of SNC’s securities to become inflated and that persons who acquired SNC securities suffered damage when the truth was revealed to the investing public (Sacramento Bee). ...




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Federal regulators sued for delay in releasing documents on San Onofre mishap https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/new...story.html


"The lawsuit alleges that the NRC deliberately delayed responding to Aguirre’s two requests. In late January, regulators said the documents would be released by Feb. 28, but by mid-February they requested a $1,500 “advance payment” for costs related to the production of documents, it said.

Aguirre said the documents should be released as quickly as possible because violations of federal rules for storing nuclear waste represent a significant threat to public health.

“There is an obvious public interest in a full and thorough airing of serious abuses that did in fact occur at the San Diego nuclear waste site, in the hope that such abuses will not occur in the future,” the complaint states. “The information sought will expose any collusion between the NRC and the entities it is supposed to regulate.”"
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Recent comments on SNC-Lavalin scandal involving Justin Trudeau

vua Shawning Armor???? @ShawningArmor "BUSTED!  Not only did Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council, take a phone call from Kevin Lynch, current SNC board chair, and former Clerk of the Privy Council.  Wernick also met with SNC, in office, 10 days AFTER the BPA was denied to discuss "Justice and Law Enforcement". " https://mobile.twitter.com/ShawningArmor...9547941888
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