September 22, 2020
Florida-based asphalt company Sargeant Marine, Inc.
, will plead guilty and pay $16.6 million
to resolve claims that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Between 2010 and 2018 the company paid millions of dollars in bribes to foreign officials in Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador, in order to secure contracts with state-owned oil companies. To execute the scheme and conceal the bribe payments, Sargeant Marine entered into fake consulting agreements with bribe intermediaries. DOJ
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