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U.S. v. Juan Diaz

 
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Diaz, Juan
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DOJ Criminal
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April 22, 2009
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U.S. v. Juan Diaz
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U.S. v. Diaz, 1:09-cr-20346-JEM (S.D. Fla. 2009)
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Both sides of the alleged 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 plea agreement, 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. Juan Diaz and a co-conspirator, Antonio Perez, 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. While serving as an intermediary for the three companies, Diaz kept $73,824 as commissions and paid $955,028 in bribes to the two officials. Diaz helped conceal the payments by mislabeling checks by writing in non-existent invoice numbers in the memo section.
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Conspiracy - Anti-Bribery
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Conspiracy - Money Laundering
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Plea
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Diaz agreed to forfeit his right, title, and interest in assets subject to forfeiture, totaling $1,208,852.

Diaz was sentenced on August 4, 2010 to 57 months imprisonment with 3 years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay over $73,000 in restitution.
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1,208,852
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57
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Agent of Domestic Concern, Domestic Concern
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Agent/Intermediary
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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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1,028,852
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Haiti
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United States
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No
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No
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Haiti