As part of the agreed resolution, the department today submitted a three-meter criminal information to u.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, which accuses Bilfinger of violating FCPA`s anti-corruption rules. The department and Bilfinger agreed to clarify the allegations through a deferred prosecution contract for a three-year term. In addition to the fines, Bilfinger agreed to put in place strict internal controls, continue to cooperate fully with the department and maintain an independent corporate compliance monitor for at least 18 months. The agreement pays tribute to bilfinger`s cooperation with the department and its rehabilitation efforts. Bilfinger announced today that its Late Prosecution Agreement (DPA), reached in December 2013 with the U.S. Department of Justice and renewed in September 2016, was concluded on December 9, 2018, as scheduled. Bilfinger has fulfilled its obligations under the Data Protection Authority, so the Department of Justice is expected to file an application to dismiss the charges deferred by the agreement in the South Texas District Court. On May 14, 2008, Willbros Group Inc. and Willbros International Inc. entered into a deferred legal action agreement and agreed to pay a $22 million fine for the payment of bribes to Nigerian and Ecuadorian government officials. On March 30, 2012, the government dismissed Willbros` indictment on the grounds that willbros had complied with its obligations under the adjourned prosecution agreement, and on April 2, 2012, the court granted the U.S.
request. “The [DOJ] concludes this agreement on the basis of the facts and individual circumstances presented in this case and by the company. Factors taken into account included: (a) the monitor`s inability to certify compliance obligations under the 2013 agreement after 18 months of monitoring; In particular, the monitor could not conclude that the company`s compliance program was well designed and implemented to detect and prevent violations of anti-corruption legislation and that it was working effectively, which the [DOJ] concludes and supports; (b) recognition and recognition of the company`s inability to meet compliance obligations under the 2013 agreement during the period covered by the 2013 agreement, including its inability to establish (1) a system of internal controls to ensure the production and maintenance of fair and accurate books, records and accounts , and (2) a strict anti-corruption code, standards and procedures for detecting and violating FCPA and other applicable anti-corruption laws; (c) the entity`s recent efforts to reorganize and improve its compliance program and internal accounting controls to ensure that its compliance program complies with the minimum elements defined in Appendix C of this agreement; (d) the recent increase in the company`s resources for compliance controls, internal controls and internal audit functions, and its commitment to continue to provide increased resources to these functions; (e) The company`s cooperation with the Department during the duration of the 2013 agreement, including the investigation into possible wrongdoings uncovered by the Monitor during the duration of the 2013 agreement, and the disclosure to the Department of all relevant facts concerning the wrongdoings committed, including all relevant information concerning those involved in the misconduct; (f) the company`s efforts to address the deficiencies identified during the 2013 agreement, including the termination of the employment of certain employees responsible for the fault and the discipline of others, as well as the improvement of its compliance program and internal accounting controls; and (g) the company`s agreement to continue to cooperate with the department in all ongoing investigations into the conduct of the company and its senior executives, directors, employees, agents and consultants in connection with FCPA violations.” As part of the transaction, Bilfinger signed a three-year agreement on the