A Russian national living in the United States was indicted for Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, Travel Act, and money laundering offenses in connection with bribes he allegedly paid through his consulting firms to an official of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”), a multilateral development bank owned by more than 60 sovereign nations, headquartered in London.  See IndictmentUnited States v. Harder, No. 15-cr-00001 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 6, 2015), ECF No. 1.  According to the indictment, the Russian was the owner of two Pennsylvania-based consulting firms that purportedly advised companies seeking financing from multilateral development banks.  Between 2007 and 2009, these firms were paid approximately $8 million in “success fees” from Russian companies seeking financing for gas development projects, and the Russian allegedly directed $3.5 million to bank accounts owned by a sister of an EBRD official to induce the official to favor the companies’ financing applications and to direct business to these firms. Each of the two Russian companies won EBRD financing packages consisting of an $85 million investment and a €90 loan, and a $40 million investment and a $60 million convertible loan, respectively. This appears to be the same case reported in In re Grand Jury Subpoena, No. 13-1237 (3d Cir. Feb. 12, 2014), in which the Third Circuit ruled that the crime-fraud exception applied to an attorney’s FCPA-related advice to an unnamed “consulting firm headquartered in Pennsylvania” and its “President and Managing Director” under investigation for their “business transactions with a financial institution…headquartered in the United Kingdom and owned by a number of foreign countries.”