Back in June, the U.S. Justice Department declined to prosecute Boston-based engineering firm CDM Smith on foreign bribery charges, despite learning that the company had in fact paid $1.18 million to officials in India.
The firm paid the Indian National Highway Authority from 2011 to 2015 in exchange for contracts that resulted in about $4 million in profits. Such activity is a direct violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
How, then, did CDM Smith avoid prosecution? The declination