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U.S. v. Vitusa Corp.

 
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Vitusa - Vitusa Corp.
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DOJ Criminal
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April 13, 1994
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U.S. v. Vitusa Corp.
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U.S. v. Vitusa Corp., No 94-CR-253 (D.N.J. 1994)
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Food-Other/Multi
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Dominican Republic
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1992
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Senior Dominican official
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Vitusa Corp., a New Jersey corporation, sought to obtain payment an outstanding balance due of $163,000 on an earlier contract to sell milk powder to the government of the Dominican Republic. Vitusa's president, Denny Herzberg, arranged with a Dominican commercial agent to pay a "service fee" to a senior Dominican official in return for the official's using influence to obtain the balance due. Herzberg instructed his bank to withhold a certain portion of the payment for the commercial agent, which was then transferred to the government official as a "service fee."
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Anti-bribery (Domestic Concern)
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Plea
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Penalty of $20,000 plus an agreement to cooperate
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20,000
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0
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Total Culpability Level: 3-5 (Base Offense of 5; government favored one point enhancement for number of employees minus one point reduction for cooperation; defendant favored two point reduction for cooperation).
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Domestic Concern
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U.S.
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Legislation
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163,000
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Wire/check
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Sales Agent/Consultant
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20,000
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Dominican Republic
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United States
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No