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Company: Universal Corporation and Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda.
Current Parent CompanyUniversal Corporation
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Penalty: $4,400,000
Year: 2010
Date: August 6, 2010
Offense Group: competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Secondary Offense: kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: The Department of Justice announced that Universal Leaf Tabacos Ltda., a subsidiary of Universal Corporation, resolved charges that it conspired to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in payments made to Thailand Tobacco Monopoly employees. In addition, Universal Corporation entered into a separate, non-prosecution agreement.
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 Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Virginia
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: tobacco
Specific Industry of Current Parent: tobacco
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