JGC to Pay $218.8 Million To Resolve Nigerian Bribery Charges

JGC, the Tokyo based construction and engineering giant, has agreed to pay the U.S. $218 million to end a criminal case of conspiracy and aiding and abetting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. This agreement bring to $1.5 billion in the total penalties against the joint venture known as TSKJ including the Houston based Kellogg Brown & Root, Paris based Technip SA and the Dutch engineering firm Snamprogetti Netherlands BV. The allegations including a conspiracy to bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain lucrative construction contracts, including $6 billion in contracts to buiild pipelines and processing facilities at Nigeria’s Bonny Island liquefied natural gas project.The case is USA v. JGC Corp., 11-cr-00260, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (Houston).