United States: New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

A New Jersey man who controlled two U.S.-based companies pleaded guilty for paying a total of $100,000 in bribes to a Korean government official in order to obtain and retain contracts with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), a state-owned and state-controlled agency within the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of National Defense.

Deck Won Kang (Kang), 50, of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi to an information charging him with one count of violating the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Kang controlled two U.S.-based companies that provided goods and services, including naval equipment and technology, to DAPA.  According to admissions made in connection with his guilty plea, from in or around January 2009 through in or around February 2013, Kang engaged in a bribery scheme in order for his companies to obtain and retain business with DAPA.

This article has been summarised, the original full article can be found at justice.gov

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