Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
WILL NAME GOA MINISTER WHO TOOK BRIBES IF INDIA ASKS: US
WASHINGTON: US department of justice will make available the names of the recipients of the Louis Berger bribes only, and only, if the government of India asked for them.
The department has not disclosed their identities and doesn’t believe they will come out in the plea documents to be released by the trial court, or approved for release. Louis Berger International agreed last week to a $17.3 million settlement with the department of justice for bribing officials in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Kuwait. In India, the company admitted to bribing at least one Goa minister and several officials of that state — together almost a million dollars — and Guwahati over 2009 and 2010.
The firm had a project each in the two states, which, the settlement announcement by the department of justices said, were both won with the help of bribes. But officials were not identified in the announcement. HTC