Tyson Foods Inc. will pay the federal government $4 million to resolve allegations that company officials paid nearly $100,000 in bribes to government-employed inspection veterinarians in Mexico, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Prosecutors filed a two-count criminal information [.pdf] Thursday in Washington’s federal trial court in connection to a deferred prosecution agreement [.pdf] against Tyson, which is based in Springdale, Ark. The government alleges Tyson, represented by Kirkland & Ellis, violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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