Department of Justice Sentencing June 25, 2010
On June 25, 2010, John Warwick was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to pay bribes to former Panamanian officials to obtain maritime contracts from the Panamanian government. Warwick also received two years of supervised release following his prison term, and forfeited $331,000 in proceeds of the crime. Warwick was a co-conspirator of Charles Jumet, who was recently sentenced to 87 months in prison – the longest prison term for an FCPA violation to date. Warwick, Jumet, and others conspired to pay approximately $200,000 between 1997 and 2003 to former Panamanian government officials to secure business for Ports Engineering Consultant Corporation (PECC). As a result of these illegal payments, the former Panamanian government awarded PECC a 20-year no-bid concession to maintain lighthouses and buoys, resulting in $18 million in PECC revenue.