Country: United States
Company Involved: Atlas International Trading Co.
Industry Subsector: Defense
Official Involved: José Mendez, procurement program manager for U.S. Air Force Foreign Materials Acquisition Support Office
Enforcement Action: Charge
Summary: Sylvester and Maria Zugrav, husband-and-wife owners of Atlas International Trading Co., pleaded guilty to passing bribes to José Mendez and offering him more than $1 million in additional payments in return for ensuring Atlas received contracts and bidding advantages. Mendez also pleaded guilty to his role in the scheme and gave authorities $180,000 he received from the Zugravs.