Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Alfred C. Toepfer International Ukraine Ltd.
Current Parent Company: 
Archer Daniels Midland
Penalty: 
$17,800,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
December 20, 2013
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

A subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) pleaded guilty and agreed to pay more than $17 million in criminal fines to resolve charges that it paid bribes through vendors to Ukrainian government officials to obtain value-added tax (VAT) refunds, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Justice Department also entered into a non-prosecution agreement with ADM in connection with the company's failure to implement an adequate system of internal financial controls to address the making of improper payments both in Ukraine and by an ADM joint venture in Venezuela.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
plea & non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Illinois
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
agribusiness
Specific Industry of Parent: 
agribusiness
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Parent company note: 
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