Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Alstom S.A.
Current Parent Company: 
Alstom
Penalty: 
$772,290,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
November 13, 2015
Primary Offense: 
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Violation Description: 

Alstom S.A., a French power and transportation company, was sentenced to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve criminal charges related to a widespread corruption scheme involving at least $75 million in secret bribes paid to government officials in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Bahamas and Taiwan. Alstom pleaded guilty on Dec. 22, 2014, to a two-count criminal information charging the company with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Criminal Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
HQ Country of Parent: 
France
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous energy products and systems
Specific Industry of Parent: 
power & transport systems
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Parent company note: 
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