International Materials Solutions Corporation
International Materials Solutions Corporation
United States
Department of Justice
Legal Person
Guilty Plea
Criminal Fine
Art.16, Art.26
Art. 1, Art. 2
Conspiracy to bribe foreign officials, Bribery of foreign officials
Conspiracy to bribe foreign officials, Bribery of foreign officials
According to the US Report to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, "Steps taken to implement and enforce the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions," (June 2011): "On February 8, 1999, the Department of Justice filed a two-count information in the Southern District of Ohio, charging International Materials Solutions Corporation (IMSC) and Thomas K. Qualey, IMSC's President, with one count of conspiring to violate the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA and one count of bribing a foreign official. According to court documents, in 1995 and 1996, Qualey prepared and submitted bids on behalf of International Materials Solutions Corporation (IMSC) to sell forklifts to the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) and to service them. In order to secure these contracts, which were worth approximately $400,000, IMSC agreed to pay $67,000 in bribes to a Lieutenant Colonel in the BAF, who was stationed as a Foreign Liaison Officer in the United States. / Criminal Disposition: On February 10, 1999, Qualey pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months home confinement and a $5,000 fine. IMSC also pleaded guilty on this date and was later sentenced to pay a $1,000 criminal fine." (Source: International Materials Solutions Corporation. Case at 133.) According to the Judgment Order in US v. International Materials Solutions, the fine was below guidelines because of the inability of the company to pay. (Source: US v. International Materials Solutions, Case No. 3:99-cr-008-WHR (S.D. Ohio), Judgment Order filed October 4, 1999.)