Man Sentenced To 7 Years In Panama Bribery Case

Law360, New York (April 21, 2010, 3:40 PM EDT) -- A Virginia man who was found to have bribed Panamanian government officials in exchange for a no-bid contract to maintain buoys and lighthouses along Panama's waterways has been sentenced to seven years in prison, the longest term ever imposed for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Monday entered the sentence, which also includes a $15,000 fine and three years of supervised release.

Charles Paul Edward Jumet, 53, pled guilty...
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