International Whistleblower & Foreign Currupt Practices Act Information
International Whistleblower Rewards and Exposing International Illegal Bribe Schemes
International telecommunications bribe lawyer represents telecommunications professionals and others with original knowledge of telecommunications industry bribery schemes who want to expose the corruption and collect financial rewards. By hiring an international telecommunications bribe lawyer, these professionals can protect their identity while reporting and exposing corruption. If you are aware of an international telecommunications bribery scheme or any illicit payment made to government officials or kickbacks to government officials for telecommunications contracts, please properly expose the corruption. If you have a question about an international telecom bribe, please feel free to contact International Telecommunications Bribe Whistleblower Reward Lawyer and International Telecom Bribery Scheme Whistleblower Reward Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our submission form.
International telecommunications professionals who have original knowledge of large telecommunications bribes can earn large financial rewards by anonymously exposing these telecom bribery schemes through an international telecommunications lawyer. The telecommunications professionals are encouraged to use an international telecommunications bribe lawyer because the lawyer can confidentially review the potential bounty action as well as anonymously report the illegal telecom bribe for the telecommunications professional. The confidential review can determine if the potential bounty action may be viable as well as help the international telecommunications professional properly file a bounty action. The anonymous reporting can help protect the telecommunications profession's identity.
Please keep in mind that only the telecommunications professional who is the first to properly file their claim can earn large financial rewards. Depending on the size of the telecom bribe scheme which is exposed, the telecommunications professional can earn millions or tens of millions of dollars (US) for a successful bounty action.
Illegal telecommunications bribes and kickbacks to government officials are most common in Russia, China, Mexico, Brazil, and India. These countries have long standing traditions of corruption where large companies pay bribes to government officials for large telecommunications contracts. Telecommunications professionals who work in these countries are strongly encouraged to expose any large telecom bribes. The telecommunications professionals should also be aware that telecommunications companies who pay bribes to government officials or provide illegal kickbacks to government officials for telecom contracts may be violating the foreign corrupt practices act and may be subject to criminal actions as well as to these large bounty actions.
Corporations that pay illegal kickbacks and bribes to government officials and former government officials in exchange for contracts including large building projects can be brought to justice and made to pay large penalties under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and whistleblowers that bring these corporations to justice may be able to collect large economic rewards under the Securities Exchange Act (SEC Whistleblower Bounty Actions) and the Commodity Exchange Act (CFTC Whisteblower Bounty Actions).
The Illegal Bribe Whistleblower or Illegal Kickback Whistleblower may be entitled to not only the amount of the illegal bribe or kickback, but the benefit of the illegal bribe or kickback. In cases where $100,000.00 bribe is made to obtain a $100 million building project, the Illegal Bribe Whistleblower or Illegal Kickback Whistleblower may be entitled to 10 to 30% of the $100,000,000.00 and the $100,000.00 translating into an award of over $10 million to $30 million. Below are examples of telecommunications industry bribes that have resulted in large Foreign Corrupt Practices Act actions. These were not whistleblower bounty actions, but similar telecom bribes reported through bounty actions could create large financial rewards for the professional who properly exposed the bribe.
Moscow-based Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS), the largest mobile telecommunications company in Russia and an issuer of publicly traded securities in the United States, and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, KOLORIT DIZAYN INK LLC (KOLORIT), have entered into resolutions with the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and agreed to pay a combined total penalty of $850 million to resolve charges arising out of a scheme to pay bribes in Uzbekistan. In addition, charges were unsealed today against a former Uzbek official who is the daughter of the former president of Uzbekistan and against the former CEO of Uzdunrobita LLC, another MTS subsidiary, for their participation in a bribery and money laundering scheme involving more than $865 million in bribes from MTS, VimpelCom Limited (now VEON) and Telia Company AB (Telia) to the former Uzbek official in order to secure her assistance in entering and maintaining their business operations in Uzbekistans telecommunications market.
Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Limited, the worlds sixth-largest telecommunications company and an issuer of publicly traded securities in the United States, and its wholly owned Uzbek subsidiary, Unitel LLC, entered into resolutions with the Department of Justice today in which they admitted to a conspiracy to make more than $114 million in bribery payments to a government official in Uzbekistan between 2006 and 2012 to enable them to enter and continue operating in the Uzbek telecommunications market. In a related action, the department also filed a civil complaint today seeking the forfeiture of more than $550 million held in Swiss bank accounts, which constitute bribe payments made by VimpelCom and two separate telecommunications companies, or funds involved in the laundering of those payments, to the Uzbek official. The forfeiture complaint follows an earlier civil complaint filed on June 29, 2015, which seeks forfeiture of more than $300 million in bank and investment accounts held in Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland that also constitute funds traceable to bribes, or funds involved in the laundering of the bribes, paid by VimpelCom and another telecommunications company to the same Uzbek official.
These more corrupt business sectors include Public Works Contracts, Construction Contracts, Oil and Gas Contracts, Heavy Manufacturing Contracts, Mining Contracts, Pharmaceutical Contracts, and Health Care Contracts. By offering Public Works Contract Bribes and Construction Contract Bribes, large construction corporations are often able to secure large government construction contracts that can be worth millions and Billions of dollars.
Further, it should be remembered that a whistleblower that properly reports a public works contract bribe or construction contract bribe, can receive a portion of the entire illegally obtained contract if the SEC decides that the international construction bribe whistleblower has properly exposed the international construction bribery scheme.
As an International Telecommunications Bribe Lawyer and International Whistleblower Reward Lawyer, Jason S. Coomer commonly works with other powerful illegal international bribe lawyers and illegal telecom contract illegal kickback whistleblower lawyers to handle large International Telecommunications Lawsuits, SEC Bribe Bounty Actions, and other Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Lawsuits. He also works with large Qui Tam Law Firms on Medicare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Defense Contractor Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Stimulus Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Government Contractor Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits, Medicare Illegal Kickback Lawsuits, Confidential Financial Analyst Whistleblower Reward Lawsuits and other whistleblower recovery lawsuits.
Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the new SEC Whistleblower Incentive Program, whistleblowers with original and specialized knowledge and evidence of corporate bribery and illegal kickbacks are eligible to recover large economic awards. By gathering this evidence and going through a lawyer, these whistleblowers can protect their identity through the process and potential collect large rewards of 10% to 30% of the monetary sanctions including disgorged funds. If you are aware of an illegal bribe or illegal kickback that was used to secure a large contract, please feel free to contact International Business Illegal Kickback and Bribery Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our submission form about a potential SEC Whistleblower Incentive Program Action or other Whistleblower Bounty Action.
If you are the original source with special knowledge of fraud and are interested in learning more about an International Business illegal kickback, SEC violation, FCPA violation, or bribe whistleblower recovery lawsuit, please feel free to contact International Contract Illegal Kickback and Bribery Whistleblower Lawyer Jason Coomer via e-mail message or use our submission form about a potential SEC Whistleblower Incentive Program Action, Whistleblower Recovery Lawsuit, or other Whistleblower Bounty Action.