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U.S. v. Young & Rubicam, Inc., Arthur R. Klein, Thomas Spangenberg, Arnold Foote, Jr., Eric Anthony Abrahams, and Steven M. McKenna

 
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Young & Rubicam - Young & Rubicam, Inc.
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DOJ Criminal
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October 6, 1989
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U.S. v. Young & Rubicam, Inc., Arthur R. Klein, Thomas Spangenberg, Arnold Foote, Jr., Eric Anthony Abrahams, and Steven M. McKenna
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U.S. v. Young & Rubicam, Inc., Arthur R. Klein, Thomas Spangenberg, Arnold Foote, Jr., Eric Anthony Abrahams, and Steven M. McKenna, 741 F. Supp. 334 (D. Conn. Feb. 7, 1990) (Cr. No. N-89-68 (PCD))
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A company is liable for an FCPA violation even if the bribe money is never actually paid to the foreign official as intended, but is instead kept by the intermediaries. The government charged two public officials with RICO conspiracy in relation to the bribery scheme. But See U.S. v. Castle, et al., 741 F. Supp. 116 (N.D. Tex. 1990) (holding bribe recipients could not be charged under the FCPA).
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Service-Other/Multi
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Jamaica
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1981; 1982; 1983; 1984; 1985; 1986
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An advisor to the Jamaica Tourist Board and the Jamaican Minister of Tourism.
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Young & Rubicam (Y & R), Arthur R. Klein (Executive Vice-President of Y & R) and Thomas Spangenberg (Vice-President and Account Executive of Y & R), made various payments from 1981 to 1986 to Arnold Foote, Jr. and Eric Anthony Abrahams, officials of the Jamaican government, to induce them to use their positions and influence with the Jamaica Tourist Board to obtain and retain Y & R as their advertising agency. A company, Ad Ventures, was set up on Grand Cayman Island to hide the kickback scheme. Following the company's plea, the government dismissed charges against two company employees and two alleged recipients.
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Anti-bribery (Domestic Concern)
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Fine, Plea
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Fine of $500,000.
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500,000
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0
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Domestic Concern
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U.S.
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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3,750,000
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Political contribution, Wire/check
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Shell entity
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881,960
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Australia, Canada, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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United States
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"Authorization of payment:" A company is liable for an FCPA violation even if the bribe money is never actually paid to the foreign official as intended, but is instead kept by the intermediaries.

"Foreign official:" The government charged two public officials with RICO conspiracy in relation to the bribery scheme. But See U.S. v. Castle, et al., 741 F. Supp. 116 (N.D. Tex. 1990) (holding bribe recipients could not be charged under the FCPA).
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No
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No