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Wednesday
Aug032011

Stanley's Sentencing Still On Hold [Updated]

[With information added about sentencing dates for Tesler and Chodan.]

Last week, Judge Keith P. Ellison signed Jack Stanley's latest sentencing delay (the eleventh by our count).

KBR's former boss will remain free on bond until at least December 15.

Stanley ran a $180 million bribery scheme to win work for KBR and three partners in Nigeria.

His sentencing had been set for June 23.

Stanley pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and commit mail and wire fraud. His bail is $100,000.

His preliminary sentence under his plea deal called for 84 months in prison and a restitution payment of $10.8 million. The jail term is subject to review based on his cooperation.

With Stanley's help, the DOJ and SEC recovered $1.5 billion in FCPA-related penalties and disgorgement from KBR and its Nigeria partners -- $579 million from KBR and its parent Halliburton, $365 million from Snamprogetti and its parent ENI, $338 million from Technip, and $218.8 million from JGC Corporation.

A middleman for the four companies, Jeffrey Tesler, pleaded guilty in March to conspiracy and to violating the FCPA.

He faces up to ten years in prison. As part of his plea, he agreed to forfeit $149 million. The money was in about a dozen bank accounts he controlled. Tesler is now cooperating with the DOJ to earn a lighter sentence. He scheduled to be sentenced on December 14.

His co-defendant, Wojciech Chodan, a former KBR manager in the U.K., pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA. He faces up to five years in prison. His sentencing is set for December 13.

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Our thanks to the reader who let us know about Jack Stanley's latest sentencing delay.

Judge Keith P Ellison is presiding over U.S. v. Albert Jackson Stanley, (United States District Court, Houston) Case No.: 4:08−cr−00597.

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