Hewlett-Packard subsidiary Hewlett-Packard Russia pleaded guilty to felony violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for bribing Russian government officials to secure a large technology contract with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation. According to the plea agreement, HP Russia executives created a multimillion dollar secret slush fund, at least part of which was used to bribe Russian government officials who awarded the company a contract valued at more than 35 million euros. HP Russia will pay a $58.8 million fine. DOJ
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