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Daimler bribery claims police, İzmir municipality

charges against German Daimler AG for violating US bribery related to deals in 22 countries, Turkey, involve claims the company’s subsidiary in Turkey, Benz Turk (MB Turk), improper payments to the Ankara Department and the İzmir Metropolitan to help secure contracts for the of vehicles between 1998 and 2008.

MB Turk also bribed foreign customers, the said. According to information by David Bazzetta, an employee at the US headquarters, Washington district launched an investigation and discovered Daimler AG engaged in bribery in 22 to win official tenders between and 2008.

The US Justice Department Daimler of having “engaged in a practice of paying bribes to officials’,” related to deals in 22 The US court papers alleged the were designed to help win with the governments of foreign for the purchase of hundreds of millions of worth of Daimler vehicles. said these payments the Foreign Corrupt Practices which prohibits improper to officials of other countries.


According to allegations in the US case, files found in Daimler’s office in 2006 show MB Turk paid a total of 3.3 euros to “third parties” the sale of Daimler vehicles to and local customers.

In September 1997, MB Turk 130 buses to the İzmir Metropolitan mass transportation company in a 26.7 million euro ESHOT received nine Benz buses for free as in the tender conditions. The company included information that MB paid a female ESHOT identified as Mrs. X, 10,000 marks and this payment was under the file name

In July 2008, the Ankara Department purchased 14 buses the MB Turk. The company, however, the buses later than in the sale contract. In a bid to avoid fine for this delay, MB paid a Mr. X 2,840 euros and the payment again under the name N.A.

A 21.8 sale to Turkmenistan by MB Turk a 2.5-million euro N.A. In November 1999 and September MB Turk sold a total of 40 to the Lithuanian capital of Riga’s municipality and these sales a total of 383,485 Deutsche in financial inducements under the N.A.

In April 1999 and September MB Turk signed two separate with North Korean Trading. In relation to the sales in 1999, MB Turk paid a official 7,937 Deutsche 2 percent of the total sale In relation to the deal signed in 2000, MB Turk deposited Deutsche marks in a German as part of a 4.5 percent commission

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A view of the Daimler AG headquarters in Germany. Daimler will pay million to settle a criminal in which the company is accused of tens of millions of dollars in to officials of at least 22 foreign over the course of a decade. İzmir Mayor Burhan (small picture)

Former İzmir mayor accusations

Burhan Özfatura, the of İzmir at the time of bribery said on Thursday that the were “groundless.” “They say a X from our staff received Deutsche marks. This is No one did in the past and no one can accuse me or my staff of things now.”

Recalling they purchased 134 buses MB Turk in 1997, Özfatura the tender process was open to single member of the city and the press to scrutinize. There no female employees working for during the years when the took place, he explained. claimed that US authorities have targeted him in particular recent articles in which he the country’s administration. The former accused US authorities of “having a smear campaign against companies operating in the country.” Toyota and then Daimler… is called unfair competition,” he

Having confirmed the allegations, announced that it was ready to pay a of $185 million if the case is The settlement includes paying million to the Justice Department and million to the Securities and Exchange anonymous sources close to the said. This is the second company to be involved in a bribery in recent years. In 2008, the engineering group Siemens a bribery scandal with US and authorities after paying 1 euros in fines.

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