Bribery of a Senior Iraqi Police Official / Faheem Mousa Salam
Bribery of a Senior Iraqi Police Official
United States
Department of Justice
Guilty Plea
Art. 1
Bribery of foreign officials
Bribery of foreign official
According to the US Department of Justice Report to Congress, Appendix C "Summaries of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Actions by the United States, January 1, 1998 - September 30, 2010," Bribery of a Senior Iraqi Police Official, at 105: Salam admitted that in January 2006, while working as a civilian translator for a U.S. army subcontractor, he offered a senior Iraqi police official $60,000 in exchange for the official's assistance via official use of his position with the Iraqi police force to coordinate the purchase of 1,000 armored vests and a sophisticated map printer for approximately $1 million by the multinational Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (CPATT), an organization designed to train the Iraqi police and border guard in Iraq. Salam admiited that he later made final arangements with an undercover agent of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction who was posing as a procurement officer for CPATT, that he offered a separate $28,000 to $35,000 "gift" to the agent to process the contracts. Salam pleaded guilty on August 4, 2006 and was sentenced on February 2, 2007 to 36 months' imprisonment, 24 months' supervised release and 250 hours' community service. According to the Complaint in the case, Mr. Salam is a US citizen. (Sources: US v. Faheem Mousa Salam, Case No. 1:06-cr-00157-RJL (D.D.C.), Complaint filed June 7, 2006 and Judgment in a Criminal Case filed February 7, 2007.)