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Kuwaiti officials accused of collecting bribes

KUWAIT: The FBI will hear the testimony of two former executives in the Lewis Burger International Construction Management Company, located in New Jersey, for their involvement in bribes of Kuwaiti officials to win government contracts. The hearing will be held November 15, 2015, Al-Qabas daily reported yesterday.

The charges are filed against Richard Hersh (61), who lives in the Philippines and, James McLang who resides in Dubai. They are accused of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA).

Based on the confessions mentioned in the litigation agreement and details given in the accusations documents from 1998 until 2010, the company and its employees gave $3.9 million in bribes to foreign officials in several countries including Kuwait, India and Indonesia, in order to win government contracts. The company agreed to pay a fine of $17.1 million to settle the case. —Al-Qabas

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This article was published on 21/07/2015