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U.S. v. Dmitry Firtash, also known as “Dmytro Firtash” and “DF,” Andras Knop, 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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Lal, Gajendra
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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 Knop, 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 Gajendra Lal, an Indian national and permanent resident of the U.S., 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 the Indictment, Lal served as an important point of contact between the Indian officials and the scheme’s directors, Dmitry Firtash and Andras Knopp. The indictment lists five separate occasions in 2009 when Lal traveled to or from North Carolina to meet with either his codefendants, the recipients of the bribes, or potential purchases of the mining project’s titanium products. Lal regularly provided status reports to Firtash and Knopp, sought Firtash’s and Knopp’s authorization to pay additional bribes, and made recommendations on how to pay the bribes to the Indian officials.

The Indictment against Lal and his codefendants was filed on June 20, 2013. To date, Lal remains at large
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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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Domestic Concern
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Agent/Intermediary
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Foreign
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India
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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