Chief Editor : Business Mantra
(Ref. PTI Washington)
Louis Berger a US (new jersy) based firm have been held guilty recently by US department of justice for bribing officials and a minister in India to get construction of water management government contracts in year 2010 in Goa and Guwahati. Louis Berger was a consortium partner in these projects.
The total bribe paid by Louis Berger in India was usd 976000.00 i.e. 1 million us dollars. This penalty has been imposed for bribing by Louis Berger in India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Kuwait. Department of justice in US has found 2 officers of Louis Berger guilty of bribing in India and Louis Berger have accepted and taken responsibility for the same. The department of justice in US has imposed a penalty of usd 17.1 million and the company has also agreed to pay the imposed penalty. However Department of justice have not disclosed the name of officials and minister in India.
Louis Berger is doing business in India and having offices for more than 25 years.
When Louis Berger bribed in India then we are at suffering end. So people of India want to know:-
- Government strategy and actions against Louis berger (India), corrupt officials and minister.
- Whether Louis berger (India) would be panelised for its unlawful actions in India and be black listed from taking further contracts in India.