Lucent Faces Bribery Allegations In Giant Saudi Telecom Project

Lawsuit Says U.S. Supplier Arranged Funds to Support Minister's Lavish Lifestyle

Cancer Center Gets $2 Million

In late May 1997, a white Gulfstream IV jet with a blue stripe along its side touched down at a small airfield outside Seattle.

A man in casual slacks and a dark fedora stepped out of the jet and into a waiting limousine, according to a member of the ground crew at the time. Later the man checked into the city's prestigious Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he received a successful bone-marrow transplant that summer for leukemia.

To show his appreciation, the patient, a former professor and prominent Saudi government official named Ali Al-Johani, later arranged for a donation ..CHRISTOPHER RHOADS STAFF REPORTER OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Alcatel-Lucent settles bribery case

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Alcatel-Lucent has concluded its settlements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) following their investigations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The U.S. charged that French telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent paid bribes to win contracts in Latin America and Asia several years ago.

Alcatel-Lucent has recognized a provision of 93 million euros ($137) in connection with the FCPA investigation in the fourth quarter 2009. Early next year the settlements will be submitted to the U.S. Federal Court for formal approval.

The initial agreements in principle with the two U.S. government agencies were disclosed in public filings last year. Alcatel-Lucent entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ by which the company will be criminally charged with violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA, but prosecution of those charges will be deferred for a three-year period.

In addition, three Alcatel-Lucent subsidiaries will each plead guilty to a criminal information charging one count of conspiracy to commit anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls violations of the FCPA.  Alcatel-Lucent also agreed to resolve related civil anti-bribery, books and records, and internal controls charges filed by the SEC.  (12.28.2010, Mark LaPedus)

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