Settlements

ST-256
Lesotho Highlands Water Project / Jacobus Michiel Du Plooy
Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho
Director of Public Prosecutions
Lesotho
2003
10/17
Unknown
Individual
Criminal
Guilty Plea
Criminal Fine
$62,266.50
$62,266.50
$62,266.50
Enforcement by "Affected" Jurisdiction
Art.16
Art. 1
Bribery of Foreign Officials
Bribery of Foreign Officials
Yes
According to the decision by the Lesotho High Court, Mr. DuPlooy, an intermediary for the Impreglio company, pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges and was fined R500,000 in addition to receiving a prison term. (Source: R v. Du Plooy, High Court of Lesotho, CRI/T/11/1999.) According to a presentation to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Guido Penzhorn, SC, lead prosecutor in the Lesotho Highlands Water Projects case, "In June 2003 one Du Plooy, the intermediary who acted on behalf of Impregilo of Italy, the lead partner of the consortium that built the main dam, pleaded guilty to bribing Mr Sole on behalf of Impregilo. In exchange for co-operation with the prosecution he was fined R500 000, coupled to a lengthy period of imprisonment which was conditionally suspended." (Source: Guido Penzhorn SC, Comments on the Current Lesotho Bribery Prosecutions, Presentation before the [U.S.] Senate Foreign Relations Committee, July 24, 2004.) Please note that June 1, 2003 was used as the date of currency conversion.