Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-69
Gautam Sengupta
Task Manager, World Bank
United States, World Bank
Undertaking Recovery Effort, Location of Recovery Effort
2002
2002
Art.16
No
Criminal Prosecution and Restitution
N/A
Mr. Sengupta's plea agreement with the US Department of Justice included provision for restitution to the World Bank, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663 (a)(3) ["The court may also order restitution in any criminal case to the extent agreed to by the parties in a plea agreement."]. (Source: US v. Sengupta, Case No. 1:02-cr-00040 (D.D.C.), Plea Agreement filed January 30, 2002.)
Completed
Assets Returned to Victim or Requesting Jurisdiction
$127,000
No
N/A

According to the Statement of Facts agreed to by Mr. Sengupta as part of his plea agreement, between 1997 and 1999 while employed as a task manager at the World Bank, Mr. Sengupta entered into agreements relating to projects in Ethiopia and Kenya resulting in consulting contracts for a Swedish consultant. The consultant then kicked back payments to Mr. Sengupta. He also admitted that "sometime in January 1999, [ ] he received a request for money from a foreign government official in the Kenyan PIU for a $50,000 payment. Sengupta agreed with the foreign official that he would relay the request, and he did so with knowledge that the payment was to corruptly influence an act or decision of the foreign official in his official capacity."  (Source: US v. Sengupta, Case No. 1:02-cr-00040 (D.D.C.), Statement of Facts filed January 30, 2002.)  According to Mr. Sengupta's plea agreement, "Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3663 (a)(3), the defendant and the government agree that the amount of loss in this case is $127,000 and the defendant agrees to pay full restitution of this amount for all damage that resulted from his violations of the statutes listed in Section I herein. The United States and the Defendant agree that the Defendant has made such restitution, and The World Bank, Mr. Sengupta's former employer, has represented to the Department of Justice that it has no further claim against the defendant."   (Source: US v. Sengupta, Case No. 1:02-cr-00040 (D.D.C.), Plea Agreement filed January 30, 2002.)

According to the Judgment in his case, in 2006,  Mr. Sengupta was sentenced to two months' imprisonment; in 2002, he had pleaded guilty to one count conspiracy to commit crimes against the United States and one count violation of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  (Source: US v. Sengupta, Case No. 1:02-cr-40 (D.D.C.), Judgment filed on February 15, 2006).

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Unspecified
Department of Justice, Criminal Division
US District Court for the District of Columbia