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U.S. v. Charles Quintard Beech III

 
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Charles Quintard Beech III
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DOJ Criminal
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January 4, 2017
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U.S. v. Charles Quintard Beech III
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U.S. v. Beech, No. 4:17-cr-00006 (S.D. Tex. 2017).
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Utilities-Oil
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Venezuela
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2011; 2012.
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Alfonso Eliezer Gravina Munoz, a purchasing manager employed at the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, PDVSA; An unnamed employee of PDVSA.
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Charles Quintard Beech III is a U.S. citizen and resident of Texas. According to the DOJ, Beech, together with others, controlled a number of closely-held companies, including two companies that Beech used to secure contracts with PDVSA.

The DOJ claims that between 2011 and 2012, Beech conspired to bribe PDVSA officials, including Gravina, to obtain or retain business from PDVSA. Specifically, according to the DOJ, in exchange for the alleged bribe payments, PDVSA officials (i) assisted Beech’s company or companies win contracts with PDVSA, (ii) provided Beech with inside information concerning the PDVSA bidding process, (iii) placed one or more of Beech’s companies on certain bidding panels for PDVSA projects, and (iv) assisted Beech’s companies receive payment for previously awarded PDVSA contracts.

On January 10, 2017, the DOJ announced that Beech had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA.
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Conspiracy - Anti-Bribery
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Plea
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Not stated.
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0
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Domestic Concern
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U.S.
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United States
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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Not stated.
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Cash, Wire/check
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147,240
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Venezuela
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No
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No