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Jakarta Post

FBI: Some US rogue firms operate in Indonesia

  • Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 12 2011   /  08:00 am

The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Wednesday that a number of US companies proven of violating the country’s foreign bribery law operated in Indonesia.

Gary Johnson from the FBI’s International Cooperation Unit told reporters during the International Conference on Foreign Bribery in Business Transaction on the resort island of Bali on Wednesday that some firms listed in the US and operating in Indonesia had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of the United States (FCPA).

A number of US companies have been found guilty of bribing Indonesian officials. In 2010, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigated a multi-million dollar bribery case involving Innospec Ltd., a subsidiary of US-based firm Innospec Inc.

Earlier this year, the US Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former chief executive officer at Innos...