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United States v. Textron, Inc.

 
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Textron (Pre-FCPA) -- Textron, Inc.
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DOJ Criminal
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July 10, 1979
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United States v. Textron, Inc.
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U.S. v. Textron, Inc., Cr. No. 79-00330 (D.D.C. 1979)
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This is a pre-FCPA case using currency reporting statute to capture transportation of bribe money. It foreshadows later cases using money laundering statutes in similar situations.
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Aircraft
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Dominican Republic
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1977
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General in the Dominican Republic.
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In 1976, an employee of Textron, Inc.'s Bell Helicopter Division traveled to the Dominican Republic to meet with government officials including General Renee Beauchamp. The employee was told that the commission on a helicopter sale would have to be returned to the Dominican Republic, and he later learned that the money was going to the General personally. In 1977, the employee took the commission check on the sale and cashed it in Texas. He then took $31,670 in cash to the Dominican Republic and delivered it to a colonel, with the understanding that it was for the General.
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Civil penalty, Fine, Plea
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Criminal fine of $100,000 plus a civil penalty of $31,670.
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131,670
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0
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U.S.
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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Not stated.
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Cash
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Direct
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31,670
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Dominican Republic
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No
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No