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U.S. v. Dmitry Firtash, also known as “Dmytro Firtash” and “DF,” Andras Knopp, Suren Gevorgyan, Gajendra Lal, also known as “Gaj,” Periyasamy Sunderalingam, also known as “Sunder,” K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao, as known as “KVP” and “Dr. K

 
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Knopp, Andras
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DOJ Criminal
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June 20, 2013
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U.S. v. Dmitry Firtash, also known as “Dmytro Firtash” and “DF,” Andras Knopp, Suren Gevorgyan, Gajendra Lal, also known as “Gaj,” Periyasamy Sunderalingam, also known as “Sunder,” K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao, as known as “KVP” and “Dr. K
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U.S. v. Firtash, et al., No. 13-cr-515 (N.D. Ill. 2013)
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The bribery scheme involves the payment of approximately $18.5 million in bribes by one the Ukraine’s wealthiest men (Dmitry Firtash). Court documents also charge a sitting member of the Indian parliament for violations of other federal criminal laws (K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao). Each of the six defendants is a foreign national and the majority of the scheme took place outside of the U.S.
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Minerals-Mining
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India
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2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010
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Indian state legislators and other state officials, including the Chief Minister of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh and a sitting member of the Indian parliament.
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On April 2, 2014 charges against Andras Knopp, a Hungarian businessman, for his alleged participation in a conspiracy to pay approximately $18.5 million in bribes to Indian state officials in exchange for mining licenses. The licenses would be used to develop a lucrative mining project that was expected to generate $500 million in annual sales of titanium products. Court documents provide that the titanium products would be sold to unnamed company (“Company A”) headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

According to the Indictment, Knopp occupied a supervisory role over the scheme alongside his codefendant, Dmitry Firtash. Between 2006 and 2010, court documents state that Knopp oversaw and directed others, including his codefendant Lal, to arrange the bribes in exchange for the mineral licenses. Additionally, Knopp himself is alleged to have met and negotiated the bribes with Indian officials. The bribe payments were made through numerous wire transfers from entities controlled by Firtash.

The Indictment against Knopp and his codefendants was filed on June 20, 2013. To date, Knop remains at large.
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Anti-bribery (Domestic Concern), Conspiracy - Anti-Bribery
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Money Laundering, RICO, Travel Act
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The indictment seeks the seizure of 41 different foreign bank accounts and the forfeiture of $10.59 million from the six defendants.
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10,590,000
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0
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Other Person
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Other Senior Officer
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Foreign
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Hungary
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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Not stated.
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Wire/check
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Direct
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18,500,000
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India
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Cyprus, Seychelles, Switzerland
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No
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No