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United States v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic

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The defendant, the former Bolivian Minister of Government, was sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment having received at least $532,000 in bribe payments from a Florida-based company in exchange for helping that company secure an approximately $5.6 million contract in 2019 to provide tear gas and other non-lethal equipment to the Bolivian Ministry of Defense.  The defendant pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering with specified unlawful activity of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Date of Complaint: May 24, 2021

This case was filed on December 7, 2021 in the Southern District of Florida

Date of Guilty Plea: October 20, 2022

Date of Indictment: December 7, 2021

Related Document(s):

Plea Agreement
Factual Proffer
Press Release (Arrest)
Press Release (Guilty Plea)
Press Release (Sentencing)

Related Case(s):

United States v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic, Sergio Rodrigo Mendez Mendizabal, Luis Berkman, Bryan Berkman, and Philip Lichtenfeld

Case Open Date
Foreign Corruption
Updated August 11, 2023