Additionally, the company agreed to continue to improve its compliance program and to hire an independent compliance monitor for two years. Then it will conduct self-reporting to the DOJ for the remainder of the term.
In a statement, DOJ Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite Jr., said, “Stericycle today accepted responsibility for its corrupt business practices in paying millions of dollars in bribes to foreign officials in multiple countries.”
“The company also maintained false books and records to conceal corrupt and improper payments made by its subsidiaries in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. Today’s resolution demonstrates the Department of Justice’s continuing commitment to combating corruption and protecting the international marketplace,” he added.
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