The United States conducted its investigation on the Tarahan graft case. As a result, Marubeni Corp agreed to pay US$88 million and pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, consisting of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Two Alstom executives of the US arm of Alstom in Connecticut, Frederic Pierucci and David Rothschild, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate bribery laws in connection with the project. Reuters recently reported that a federal judge had tossed all bribery charges on which a former executive at French industrial company Alstom SA was found guilty back in November 2019.
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