US company Data Systems & Solutions will pay an $8.82 million settlement to resolve allegations of FCPA violations. The allegations stemmed from $32.4 million in work that Data Systems conducted at Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania over the course of five years. Officers and employees for Data Systems allegedly bribed high-level officials at Ignalina in exchange for contracts for that work. According to DOJ filings, the bribes included cash payments, a Cartier watch, and vacations in Florida and Hawaii.
The company, which the DOJ said cooperated with the investigation, has entered into a deferred prosecution agreement.
Lithuanian authorities have also started an investigation to determine whether Lithuanian bribery laws have been violated.