Daimler AG / DaimlerChrysler Automotive Russia SAO
Daimler AG
United States
Department of Justice
Legal Person
Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Criminal Fine
Art.16, Art.23, Art.26
Art. 1, Art. 2, Art. 7
Conspiracy to bribe foreign officials, Bribery of foreign officials
Conspiracy to bribe foreign officials; Bribery of foreign officials
According to DOJ Report to Congress, "Appendix C: Summaries of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Actions by the United States, January 1, 1998 - September 30, 2010," Daimler AG, at 24-25: Case involved Daimler AG and three subsidiaries: DaimlerChrysler Automotive Russia SAO (DCAR), Daimler Export and Trade Finance GmbH (ETF), and DaimlerChrysler China Ltd. (DCCL). Misconduct alleged (1) hundreds of improper payments worth tens of millions of dollars by Daimler AG and its subsidiaries to foreign officials in at least 22 countries - including China, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Latvia, Nigeria, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and others - to assist in securing contracts with government customers for the purchase of Daimler vehicles. (2) Daimler AG admitted that it agreed to pay kickbacks to former Iraqi government in connection with contracts to sell vehicles to Iraq under the UN's Oil-for-Food program. Time period of conduct is 1998-2008. The contracts were valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. According to the Amended Judgment in US v. DaimlerChrysler Automotive Russia SAO, the Daimler subsidiary ordered to pay $27.36 million in criminal fine. (Sources: US v. DaimlerChrysler Automotive Russia SAO, Case No. 1:10-cr-64 (D.D.C.), Plea Agreement filed March 24, 2010, and Amended Judgment filed April 6, 2010.)