Iraqi Co. Pays US $2.7M To Settle FCA Bribery Claims

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 12:25 PM EST) -- Baghdad-based Iraqi Consultants and Construction Bureau has paid the U.S. $2.7 million to resolve accusations that it violated the False Claims Act by bribing a U.S. official to obtain government contracts in Iraq, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

The U.S. had said that, from 2007 to 2008, the privately owned Baghdad-based construction company paid bribes to John Salama Markus, an Army Corps of Engineers procurement official who has pled guilty to criminal charges in the alleged scheme, to obtain information that gave it an advantage...
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