A 61-year-old Nigerian man identified as Razak A. Dosunmu has been convicted in the United States for reportedly offering bribe in the country.

Reports say the man from Washington D.C. was convicted by federal jury for offering the illegal gratuities to a procurement official with the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) while Dosunmu was negotiating aviation fuel contracts with DLA worth over $1 billion.

According to press release obtained by Global Village Extra, Dosunmu was indicted on March 8 as court records and evidence at trial, the man initially offered to purchase a house for the procurement official. In subsequent conversations, Dosunmu offered, among other things, $2 million to the procurement official.

Dosunmu faces a maximum penalty of two years in prison for each count of conviction when sentenced on November 18.

The maximum statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Paul M. Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement after the verdict was accepted by U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Hanly and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward P. Sullivan are prosecuting the case.

The case was jointly investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.

Source: globalvillageextra.com

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