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

 
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International Materials Solutions -- Qualey, Thomas K.
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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, Mr. Qualey prepared and submitted bids to a Lieutenant Colonel in the Brazilian Air Force (BAF), who was the Foreign Liaison Officer for the BAF at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, to sell forklifts to the BAF and to service them. At the Lt. Colonel's suggestion, Mr. Qualey paid over $67,000 in bribes to the Lt. Colonel in order to obtain said business.

In 1999, Mr. Qualey 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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Mr. Qualey was sentenced to four months' home confinement without electronic monitoring and with work release, followed by three years of probation, as well as 150 hours of community service. He was fined $2,500.
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2,500
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4
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Under the Guidelines, Qualey was subject to a minimum term of 6-12 months based upon payments to the Brazilian official of $67,563 (the pleadings do not identify the anticipated profit from the transactions obtained in return). Under the Guidelines in effect at the time, this fell within Zone B which allowed a term of probation provided some portion of the sentence involved a form of detention. The fine imposed is within the range of $2,000 - 20,000.
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Domestic Concern, Officer of Domestic Concern
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President
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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