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SEC v. Willbros Group, Inc., Jason Steph, Gerald Jansen, Lloyd Biggers, Carlos Galvez

 
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Willbros - Jansen, Gerald
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SEC Civil
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May 14, 2008
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SEC v. Willbros Group, Inc., Jason Steph, Gerald Jansen, Lloyd Biggers, Carlos Galvez
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SEC v. Willbros Group, Inc., et al., No. 4:08-cv-01494 (S.D. Tex. 2008)
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Jansen was only charged by the SEC while more senior and culpable officers were charged by the DOJ.
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Energy (Non-Utility)-Oil & Gas-Other/Multi
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Nigeria
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2003; 2004; 2005
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1) officials of state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ("NNPC"); 2) officials of NNPC's subsidiary National Petroleum Investment Management Services ("NAPIMS"); 3) officials of NNPC's majority-owned joint venture operator, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria ("SPDC"); 4) a senior official in the executive branch of the Nigerian federal government; 5) officials in the dominant political party in Nigeria; 6) Nigerian tax officials; and 7) Nigerian court officials.
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Gerald Jansen worked for Willbros International, Inc. ("WII"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Willbros Group, Inc. ("WGI"), in Nigeria from approximately 1993 to 1995 and from 1998 to 2005, when he was terminated. His most recent position with the company was Administrator and General Manager - Finance. The details of the bribery scheme are set forth in the fact description for WGI.Jensen settled the SEC action without admitting or denying the allegations set forth in the SEC complaint as follows: EGGS CONTRACTS

Jansen sent invoices from the consulting firms to WGI's offices in Houston, TX, with instructions to wire payments to foreign bank accounts, as instructed in the invoices, for the purpose of bribing Nigerian officials to procure EGGS contracts.
FALSE INVOICES

Jansen and others improperly obtained cash from WGI's office in Houston by obtaining fictitious invoices to inflate the cash needed by the Nigerian operating subsidiaries, knowing that amounts would be diverted to make improper payments to government officials. At least $300,000 of this money was used to make payments to Nigerian tax and court officials.

Having settled the civil action, the case against Jansen is terminated.
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Aiding and abetting anti-bribery, Aiding and abetting books and records, Aiding and abetting internal controls, Books and records (Individual), Internal Controls (Individual)
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Civil penalty, Civil Settlement, Injunction/Cease and desist
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In addition to agreeing to a permanent injunction against future violations of the provisions alleged, Jansen agreed to pay a civil penalty of $30,000 within ten days of the entry of judgment.
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30,000
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0
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Aider/abettor, Person (B&R/internal controls)
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General Manager
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Foreign
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Contract Procurement/Retention, Legislation, Tax
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487,000,000
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Cash, Wire/check
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Sales Agent/Consultant
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6,300,000
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Nigeria
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No