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U.S. v. Antonio Perez

 
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Perez, Antonio
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DOJ Criminal
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April 22, 2009
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U.S. v. Antonio Perez
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U.S. v. Perez, 1:09-cr-20347-JEM (S.D. Fla. 2009)
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Both sides of the bribe, the offerors and the government officials, were charged using different statutes.
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Telecommunications-Other/Multi
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Haiti
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2001; 2002; 2003
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Director of International Relations for Telecommunications D'Haiti and Director General of Telecommunications D'Haiti. Telecommunications D'Haiti is the state-owned national telecommunications company of Haiti.
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According to the information and plea documents, three Miami-Dade County telecommunications companies executed a series of contracts with Telecommunications D'Haiti that allowed the companies' customers to place telephone calls to Haiti. Perez and a co-conspirator, Juan Diaz, admitted they conspired with the companies to make "side payments" through a shell company, owned by Diaz, to the then-Director of International Relations and the then-Director General of Telecommunications D'Haiti. In exchange, the foreign officials conferred business advantages on the Miami-Dade County companies, including issuing preferred telecommunications rates, reducing the number of minutes for which payment was owed, and giving a variety of credits to owed sums.

Perez admitted that from November 2001 through January 2002, while serving as Controller for one of the Miami-Dade County companies and on behalf of his employer, he offered to pay and assisted with the processing of "side payments" to the then-Director of International Relations for Telecommunications D'Haiti, that he assisted in paying $36,375 in "side payments" during this period, and that he helped conceal the payments through the use of a shell company and by recording the payments as "consulting services."
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Conspiracy - Anti-Bribery
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Conspiracy - Money Laundering
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Plea
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$36,375 represents the amount of the proceeds of the conspiracy traceable to Perez's personal conduct.

On January 24, 2011, Perez was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.
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36,375
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24
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Agent of Domestic Concern, Domestic Concern, Employee of Domestic Concern
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Other Senior Officer
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U.S.
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Contract Procurement/Retention, Other Business Advantage
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Not stated.
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Wire/check
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Shell entity
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674,193
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Haiti
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United States
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No
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No