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U.S. v. Data Systems & Solutions LLC

 
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Data Systems & Solutions LLC
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DOJ Criminal
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June 18, 2012
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U.S. v. Data Systems & Solutions LLC
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U.S. v. Data Systems & Solutions LLC, No. 1:12-cr-262 (E.D. Va. 2012)
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Infrastructure-Other/Multi
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Lithuania
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1999; 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004
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Officials at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, a state-owned nuclear power plant in Lithuania.
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Data Systems & Solutions LLC ("Data Systems") is a company based in Reston, Virginia, that provides design, installation, maintenance and other services at nuclear and fossil fuel power plants.

According to the criminal Information, Data Solutions paid bribes to officials employed by the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant ("Ignalina"), a state-owned nuclear power plant in Lithuania, to secure contracts to perform services for the plant. To disguise the scheme, the bribes were funneled through several subcontractors located in the United States and abroad. The subcontractors, in turn, made repeated payments to high-level officials at Ignalina via check or wire transfer.
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Anti-bribery (Domestic Concern), Conspiracy - Anti-Bribery
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Deferred-prosecution Agreement, Fine
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Data Systems entered into a two-year deferred prosecution agreement, pursuant to which it paid a monetary penalty of $8,820,000.
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8,820,000
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0
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Offense level
(a)(1) Base Offense Level: +10
(b)(1) Multiple Bribes: +2
(b)(2) Value of benefit received more than $2,500,000: +18
Total: 30

Base Fine: $10,500,000.

Culpability Score
(a) Base Culpability Score: 5
(b)(3) organization of 200+ employees and participation of high-level employee: +3
(g)(2) cooperation of organization: -2
Total: 6

Calculation of Fine Range
Base Fine: $10,500,000
Multipliers: 1.20(min)/2.40(max)
Fine Range: $12,600,000 / $25,200,000

Final penalty was an approximate 30% reduction off the bottom of the fine range.
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Domestic Concern
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U.S.
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Contract Procurement/Retention
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Not stated.
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Cash, Entertainment, Gifts, Travel, Wire/check
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Subcontractor
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339,000
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Lithuania
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United States
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No
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No