Tobacco Exec Pleads Guilty To Bribing Kyrgyz Officials

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 4:24 PM EDT) -- Executive Bobby Jay Elkin Jr. has admitted to paying bribes to foreign officials to win business in Kyrgyzstan for tobacco merchant Dimon Inc.

Elkin pled guilty Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

He could face a sentence of up to five years in prison, a three-year supervised release and a $250,000 fine, according to his plea agreement.

The former tobacco executive was sued earlier this year by the...
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