Tuesday`s plea was heard by Judge Pamela Chen, who presided over the trial in which two former bosses of Latin American football federations were convicted after the United States revealed the biggest transplant scandal in world football history. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the company agreed to pay more than $24 million in penalties in a plea. Under the non-persecution agreement it received in federal court on Tuesday, July 10, “Imagina Media assumed responsibility for its criminal conduct and its subsidiary Imagina US and also assumed the failure to conduct an immediate internal investigation after learning of the charges against its agents in the first indictment.” Huguet and another Imagina executive, Fabio Tordin, pleaded guilty in the United States in 2015 and were fired by the company. Imagina said on Tuesday that it had found that the misconduct was limited to Huguet, Tordin and a third former executive whom it did not name, and that it had taken “significant steps” to ensure respect for the future. Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and R. Damon Rowe, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Revenue Investigation, Los Angeles Field Office (IRS CI), announced admission of guilt and non-persecution. Sometimes we can provide exceptions to these rules as needed. If you need an exception, let us know.
Time to go to trial before Judge Pamela K. Chen: Arraignment/Sentencing as to US Imagina, LLC, instead of 10.07.2018. Benjamin Fisher, Daniel Wachtell, Audrey Feldman, for the accused US Imagina. Erika Lucas, Counsel General of US Imagina, LLC, appears on behalf of the us defendant Imagina in District Court. Irantzu Diez-Gamboa, president of the accused US Imagina, and lawyer Daniel Rashbaum. Spanish performer Estrellita Plested, waiting. Case called. The government is attempting to change the label to reflect the correct name of the accused, US Imagina, LLC. Request issued. Renunciation of the indictment of the accused US Imagina executed by Ms.
Lucas. Information provided. Ms. Lucas, on behalf of the accused US Imagina, admits her guilt to both (2) counts of information. The court accepts the guilty plea. Plea convention as court marked Exposure 1 and returned to the government. The us defendant Imagina renounces to write a preliminary report and accepts an immediate conviction by Ms. Lucas. Accused US Imagina convicted. The following penalty is imposed: a fine of $12,883,320, a total refund of $6,650,000 and a special endowment of $400 for each account, for a total of $800.
$5,279,000. Provisional recovery order signed. The defendant will pay the remainder of the forfeiture until Friday, July 13, 2018. The fine and refund will be paid within five (5) working days. Incriminated Imagina on the right to appeal. (Judicial Journalist Charleane Heading). (Abdallah, Fida) In announcing the agreement, Imagina reaffirmed its “extensive cooperation” with the DOJ.