In an indictment unsealed on January 5, the DOJ charged a former executive of a Maryland company with 11 criminal counts, including seven counts of violating the FCPA and one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA. The allegations relate to an alleged scheme to bribe an official at a Maryland-based Russian energy company that is a subsidiary of a large Russian corporation, as well as the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services. The former executive alleged sought to improperly obtain awards of nuclear transportation contracts from the Maryland based company to his company. Several other key players in the case already have pleaded guilty, including his former business associate as well as the official. Although sentencing for a number of the parties is forthcoming, the official already has been ordered to forfeit $2.1 million following his guilty plea. The initial investigation began in 2007 as part of a joint DOE-OIG and FBI probe into the official for laundering the funds derived from the scheme into offshore accounts.