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U.S. v. International Materials Solutions Corporation and Thomas K. Qualey

 
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International Materials Solutions -- International Materials Solutions Corp.
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DOJ Criminal
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February 8, 1999
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U.S. v. International Materials Solutions Corporation and Thomas K. Qualey
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U.S. v. International Materials Solutions Corporation and Thomas K. Qualey, No. 3:99-CR-00008 (S.D. Oh. 1999)
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Aerospace/Defense
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Brazil
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1995; 1996
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Brazilian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel serving as Foreign Liaison Officer in U.S.
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In 1995 and 1996, International Materials Solutions paid a Lieutenant Colonel in the Brazilian Air Force (BAF), who was serving as Liaison Officer for the BAF at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, to induce him to agree on the BAF's behalf to purchase reconditioned fork lift trucks.

In 1999, International Materials Solutions pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to one count of foreign bribery by a domestic concern and one count of conspiracy to commit foreign bribery.
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Anti-bribery (Domestic Concern)
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Plea
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International Materials Solutions Corp. was sentenced to pay a $500 fine and placed on one year of probation.
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1,000
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0
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The available record does not reflect any Sentencing Guidelines calculations. Under the then-applicable Guidelines, the likely fine range was $54,040-$81,075, yet the company was fined only $1,000. The most likely explanation is that IMS was essentially a sole proprietorship whose owner, Qualey, was also convicted, and the corporation may not have had assets to pay any greater fine. See USSG 8C3.3 & 8C3.4.
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Domestic Concern
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U.S.
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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392,250
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Wire/check
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Direct, Sales Agent/Consultant
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67,563
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United States
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United States
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No
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No