United States Department of Justice

Criminal Division Press Releases for October 2006

Friday, October 27, 2006

Former GSA Chief of Staff David Safavian Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison on Charges of Obstruction, Making False Statements 

Former General Services Administration (GSA) Chief of Staff David H. Safavian was sentenced to 18 months in prison on charges of obstructing a GSA proceeding and making false statements, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Skilling Sentenced to More Than 24 Years in Prison on Fraud, Conspiracy Charges (06-723)

Former Enron Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey K. Skilling has been sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison on conspiracy, securities fraud and other charges related to the collapse of the Enron Corporation, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.  (Read more)

Monday, October 16, 2006

Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.'S Subsidiary Pleads Guilty To Foreign Bribes

WASHINGTON – SSI International Far East Ltd. (SSI Korea), a wholly owned subsidiary of Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc., has entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Garr King at U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.  (Read more)

Friday, October 13, 2006

Congressman Robert W. Ney Pleads Guilty to Charges Involving Corruption and False Statements (06-701)

Congressman Robert W. Ney has pleaded guilty to a two-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit multiple offenses — including honest services fraud, making false statements, and violations of his former chief of staff‘s one-year lobbying ban — and with making false statements to the U.S. House of Representatives, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today. (Read more)

U.S. Resolves Probe Against Oil Company that Bribed Iranian Official (06-700)

An international oil company, Statoil ASA, headquartered in Norway and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has acknowledged making bribe payments to an Iranian official in order to secure valuable oil and gas rights in Iran, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Michael J. (Read more)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civilian Employee Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges While Working at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait (06-697)

Gheevarghese Pappen, a retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee pleaded guilty today in Savannah, Ga., to soliciting and accepting nearly $50,000 in illegal gratuities, announced Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division. (Read more)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Former DOD Employee Indicted for Accepting Illegal Gratuity from Iraqi Contractor (06-696)

A former Department of Defense (DOD) employee has been indicted on charges of accepting an illegal gratuity while deployed in the Republic of Iraq. (Read more)

Contractor Sentenced for Paying Gratuities to Former U.S. Army Director of Contracting (06-694)

A U.S. contractor has been sentenced to six months in prison and six months of monitored home confinement for paying illegal gratuities to a former U.S. Army Director of Contracting and violating the Travel Act in connection with U.S. Army contracts awarded from an Army recreational facility in Germany, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.  (Read more)

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