chicagotribune.com on December 21, 2011 reported that insurance brokerage firm Aon Corp. will pay $16.2 million to settle criminal and civil charges that it paid bribes to foreign government officials over more than two decades, the U.S. government said Tuesday. Under a nonprosecution agreement with the Justice Department, Chicago-based Aon will pay $1.76 million and admit to accounting errors related to the bribes. In a parallel civil case filed in federal court in Washington by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Aon will pay $14.5 million in disgorgement and interest. In settling the SEC charges, Aon neither admitted nor denied the allegations that it violated provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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