A former executive of the U.S. subsidiary of French power company Alstom SA and the former chief executive officer of Lufthansa subsidiary Bizjet International Sales and Support Inc. pleaded guilty to FCPA charges.

  • The former vice president of regional sales at Alstom Power Inc., a Connecticut-based Alstom subsidiary, pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the FCPA in connection with the award of a power project in Indonesia.  See Press Release, U.S. Dep’t of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, Former Executive of French Power Company Subsidiary Pleads Guilty in Connection with Foreign Bribery Scheme, Release No. 14-752 (July 17, 2014).  Three other defendants previously pleaded guilty to FCPA charges stemming from the same scheme, as did Marubeni Corporation, Alstom’s consortium partner on the Indonesian project.  
  • The former Bizjet CEO pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and a substantive FCPA violation in connection with a scheme to bribe Mexican and Panamanian officials in exchange for their help in obtaining contracts for Bizjet to perform aircraft maintenance and repair services.  See  Press Release, U.S. Dep’t of Justice, Former Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Subsidiary BizJet Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charges, Release No. 14-778 (July 24, 2014).  Two other former Bizjet executives previously pleaded guilty to similar charges. The company itself entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with DOJ that included a $11.8 million penalty.