Former Alcatel Exec Sentenced For Telecom Bribery

Law360, New York (September 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An executive at the former French telecommunications company Alcatel CIT was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for participating in a $2.5 million bribery scheme to obtain a mobile telephone contract from the state-owned telecommunications authority in Costa Rica, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Judge Patricia A. Seitz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida also ordered the defendant, Christian Sapsizian, to forfeit $261,500, to serve three years of supervised release and to pay a $200 special assessment, the Justice...
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