On June 25, 2010, John Webster Warwick, a Virginia Beach, VA., resident, was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in paying bribes to former Panamanian government officials to secure maritime contracts in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"). In addition to the prison term, Warwick was also sentenced to two years of supervised release following his prison term and ordered to forfeit $331,000 in proceeds of the crime.Warwick pleaded guilty on February 10, 2010, to one count of conspiracy to make corrupt payments to foreign government officials for the purpose of securing business for Ports Engineering Consultants Corporation (PECC) in violation of the FCPA. For more information on this guilty plea, see our previous post at: Guilty Plea in PECC FCPA Case.
Warwick's co-conspirator, Charles Jumet, was also sentenced recently. On April 19, 2010, Jumet was sentenced to 87 months in prison -- the longest prison term to date imposed against an individual for violating the FCPA. For more information on his sentencing and guilty plea, see our previous posts at: Jumet Receives Longest FCPA Sentence to Date and Jumet Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges.