October 28, 2020

Maryland transportation executive sentenced for FCPA and wire fraud convictions

On October 28, 2020, Mark T. Lambert, former president of Transport Logistics International Inc., was sentenced to 48 months in prison for his involvement in a foreign bribery scheme.  Lambert was convicted in November 2019 of four counts of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, two counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and commit wire fraud.

Transport Logistics is a Maryland-based company specializing in the transport of nuclear materials.  The DOJ introduced evidence at trial that Lambert participated in a scheme to pay Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Technsnabexport, a subsidiary of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, in order to secure contracts for Transport Logistics.  The scheme lasted for about seven years, and involved more than $1.5 million in improper payments to Mikerin through offshore shell companies. 

Mikerin pleaded guilty in August 2015 to conspiracy to commit money laundering and was sentenced to 48 months in prison.  Daren Condrey, the former co-president of Transport Logistics, pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiracy to violate the FCPA and to commit wire fraud; he has not yet been sentenced.  Transport Logistics entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice in March 2018.

DOJ press release