On May 11, Judge Vernon S. Broderick of the SDNY sentenced a Macau real estate developer to 48 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $1 million fine, $302,977 in restitution, and forfeiture of $1.5 million. In July 2017, a jury convicted the developer of two counts of violating the FCPA, one count of paying bribes and gratuities, one count of money laundering, and two counts of conspiracy. The conduct centered on the developer’s role in bribing UN officials in order to build a new multi-billion dollar conference center in Macau.
Five other defendants have been charged; four have pleaded guilty to various charges, and one passed away and the charges against him were dismissed. Of the guilty pleas, two are awaiting sentencing. The other two received sentences of seven months (conspiracy to defraud the United States) and 20 months (bribery).