French company to plead guilty, pay more than $700 million on charges of bribing ISIS as terror group killed westerners
Lafarge Cement has agreed to plead guilty Tuesday and pay a fine of more than $700 million to U.S. federal criminal charges related to the French company’s involvement in payments to the terror organization ISIS to keep a plant operating in Syria.
The payments to ISIS were made from 2012 through 2014, and occurred even as the terror group was kidnapping and killing westerners, NBC News reported.
The investigation that lead to Lafarge being indicted in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York, is ongoing.
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