Defendant Name: Universal Corporation

Defendant Type: Public Company

Document Reference: 2010-144

Document Details

Legal Case Name SEC v. Universal Corporation
Document Name SEC Charges Two Global Tobacco Companies With Bribery
Document Date 06-Aug-2010
Document Format Civil Proceeding
Case Number 10-cv-01318
Federal District Court District of Columbia, District of Columbia
Allegation Type Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Document Summary On August 6, 2010, the SEC charged Universal Corporation Inc. and two competitors with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The complaint alleges that the companies, which have since merged to form Alliance One International Inc., coordinated a bribery scheme in Thailand to obtain lucrative sales contracts. Universal is also charged with making a series of illicit payments in Kyrgyzstan and Mozambique.

Disgorgement & Penalty Information

Compliance Related Independent Consultant
Monetary Penalties:


Individual:     $4,500,000.00 Shared:    

Related Documents:

comp21618-universal 06-Aug-2010 Complaint
On August 6, 2010, the SEC filed a complaint against Universal Corporation alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.
LR-21618 06-Aug-2010 Litigation Release
SEC Files Anti-Bribery Charges Against Two Global Tobacco Companies
On August 6, 2010 the SEC published a litigation release announcing that it filed a settled civil action against Universal Corporation, Inc. alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977.
court_doc3_10-cv-01318 25-Aug-2010 Court Docket Document
Final Judgment as to Defendant Universal Corporation
On August 24, 2010, Federal District Judge Richard W. Roberts entered final judgment against Universal Corporation pursuant to the consent of Universal Corporation.

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SEC v. Alliance One International, Inc.
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