Feds: Construction Management Company to pay a $17.1 million penalty

Louis Berger International Inc. (LBI), a New Jersey-based construction management company, admitted to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty to resolve charges that it bribed foreign officials in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Kuwait to secure government construction management contracts. Two of the company’s former executives also pleaded guilty today to conspiracy and FCPA charges in connection with the scheme.

U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel of the FBI’s Newark Division made the announcement.