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December 2, 2022

Posted  December 2, 2022

Global technology company ABB Ltd. will pay over $315 million for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Between 2014 and 2017, ABB paid bribes to Eskom Holdings Limited, a South African state-owned and controlled energy company. The bribes were paid to subcontractors associated with a South African government official and were used to obtain business advantages in the awarding of contracts. ABB conducted sham negotiations on pre-arranged pricing, and falsely recorded payments—portions of which were meant as bribes—to subcontractors as legitimate business expenses. DOJ; SEC

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