Daimler’s Russia section paid a excellent in 2010 for violation U.S. anti-bribery laws by giving kickbacks to state officials. Above, state-owned Mercedes sedans and their drivers.
Investigators have reportedly forsaken inquiries opposite troops officials and employees of four companies concerned in a 2010 crime box involving kickbacks for state purchases of Mercedes automobiles.
German carmaker Daimler concluded in April 2010 to pay $185 million to settle charges of violating United States anti-bribery laws brought by the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Daimler’s Russian auxiliary pled guilty to two depends of violating U.S. statutes.
In its filing in the case, the Justice Department described Daimler’s business in Russia as “substantial” and named the categorical state clients as the Interior Ministry and the Federal Guard Service, as good as the military and the cities of Moscow, Ufa and Novy Urengoi.
On Wednesday, Izvestia reported that the Investigative Committee has opted not to open cases opposite officials from the Defense Ministry and the Ufa administration or opposite employees of the companies Daimler Chrysler Avtomobili RUS, Urengoigazprom, Mashinoimport, and Dorinvest, all of whom were concerned in the box by U.S. authorities.
The daily cited a letter from Investigative Committee emissary conduct Vasily Piskaryov to State Duma emissary Sergei Petrov as the source of information for its report.
Piskaryov pronounced in the minute that rascal cases have been non-stop usually opposite military and Federal Guard Service officials, for stealing income paid around state contracts for Mercedes cars.
The Izvestia news also pronounced Russian officials did not ask materials per the case from U.S. authorities as they pronounced they had. The newspaper cited a letter from the Justice Department to Transparency International indicating that Russian confidence services had not done any requests for materials.