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U.S. v. Leo Winston Smith

 
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Pacific Consolidated Industries - Smith, Leo Winston
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DOJ Criminal
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April 25, 2007
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U.S. v. Leo Winston Smith
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U.S. v. Smith, No. 8:07-cr-00069 (C.D. Ca. 2007)
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In an apparent exercise of prosecutorial discretion, the defendant's employer, Pacific Consolidated Industries, was not charged in connection with this matter. The DOJ press release notes that after the conduct occurred, the company was acquired by a group of investors, disclosed the conduct to the DOJ, fully cooperated with the investigation and terminated the employee.

The official involved in this matter was prosecuted by the U.K. under its law.
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Aerospace/Defense
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United Kingdom
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1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004
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U.K. Ministry of Defense official (Project Manager).
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Leo Winston Smith was the executive vice president and director of sales and marketing of California-based Pacific Consolidated Industries LP ("PCI").

According to the initial indictment, from 1993 through 2004, Smith conspired with others to bribe an official at the U.K. Ministry of Defense (UK-MOD). The DOJ alleged that PCI received more than $11 million in UK-MOD contracts, which Smith obtained through the payment of more than $300,000 to and for the benefit of the official. The payments allegedly included wire transfers from PCI accounts in California to banks in England and Spain with payments to the Spanish accounts allegedly going towards the purchase of a Spanish villa for the official. PCI also allegedly paid Smith approximately $500,000 in commissions related to the NCT contract.

Smith was indicted by a grand jury in the Central District of California in April 2007 and was arrested in June 2007. Subsequently, the president of PCI pleaded guilty to related charges and the UK prosecuted the UK-MOD official.

In September 2009, Smith pleaded guilty to the charges in the first superseding information against him: one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA anti-bribery provisions and one count of obstruction of the due administration of the internal revenue laws. Smith was sentenced on December 2, 2010.
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Conspiracy - Anti-Bribery
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Tax
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Imprisonment, Plea
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6 months in prison, followed by 6 months of home confinement. Fines and special assessment totaled $7,700.
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7,700
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6
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Domestic Concern, Officer of Domestic Concern
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Other Senior Officer, Senior Sales
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U.S.
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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Not stated.
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Wire/check
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Direct, Sales Agent/Consultant
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Not stated.
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Spain, United Kingdom
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Spain, United Kingdom, United States
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No
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United Kingdom