In July 2007, the DOJ announced that Steven Ott and Roger Michael Young, two former executives of global telecommunications company ITXC Corporation, pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the FCPA. In pleading, both individuals admitted that between 1999 – 2004 they conspired with each other and other former company employees and officers to make improper payments to employees of state-owned telecommunications carriers in Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal to obtain and retain contracts for ITCX. Sentencing is scheduled for October 2007 and the individuals face up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
- View the full summary from the U.S. Department of Justice.
- View the ITXC Corporation Information (United States of America v. Steven J. Ott).
View the ITXC Corporation Information (United States of America v. Roger Michael Young).