Total To Pay $398M To Settle FCPA Bribery Claims

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 12:28 PM ET) -- French oil and gas company Total SA has agreed to pay $398 million to settle civil and criminal allegations it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing intermediaries of an Iranian government official to win lucrative contracts there, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.

Total agreed to pay $245.2 million as part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in Virginia federal court. The company settled a parallel U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission civil suit for $153 million and agreed to retain an...
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