Settlements

ST-270
Metcalf & Eddy International, Inc.
Metcalf & Eddy International, Inc.
United States
Department of Justice
Egypt
1999
12/14
Unknown
Legal Person
Civil
Consent to Permanent Injunction
Civil Penalty, Legal Costs
$450,000.00
$0
$0
$400,000
$50,000
Legal Costs
$0
Art.16, Art.26
Art. 1, Art. 2
Bribery of foreign officials
No admission or denial of allegations
Yes
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," Metcalf & Eddy International, Inc. at 123: On December 14, 1999, the Department of Justice initiated a settled civil enforcement action against Metcalf & Eddy International, Inc. in connection with a 1994 trip the company paid for the Chairman (of the Alexandria General Organization for Sanitary Drainage (AGOSD), an Egyptian government agency responsible for wastewater and sewage treatment in Alexandria, Egypt) and his family to Boston, Paris, and San Diego and "per diem" payments given to him in advance in Alexandria. "In exchange, the Chairman exerted influence over the board in charge of awarding these contracts and recommended that M&E be given $36 million contracts, which were funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development." On December 14, 1999, without admitting or denying the Department's allegations, M&E consented to an injunction to pay a fine of $400,000 and costs of investigation of $50,0000, and to be permanently enjoined from FCPA violations. According to the Court Docket Report in US v. Metcalf & Eddy International, Inc. Case No. 1;99-cv-12566-NG, the judgment was entered for USA against Metcalf & Eddy on December 17, 1999; a copy of the judgment (and the other case documents) are not available online via Pacer. (Court Docket Report retrieved on October 19, 2011.)