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Enforcement Action Dataset


Initiation Date:    10/04/2012  Information

Prosecuting Agency:    U.S. Department of Justice

Type of Action:    DOJ Criminal Proceeding

Docket or Case Number:    12-cr-00438

Court:    E.D. Virginia

Name of Prosecuting Attorneys:   

  • Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney
  • Uzo Asonye, Assistant United States Attorney
  • Caryn Finley, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • Denis J. McInerney, Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division
  • Joey Lipton, Senior Trial Attorney, Fraud Section, Criminal Division

US Assisting Agencies:   

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Internal Revenue Service

Foreign Enforcement Action/Investigation:    Unknown

Foreign Assistance:    Unknown

Origin of the Proceeding:    Unknown

Whistleblower:    Unknown

Case Status:    Resolved

Summary  Information

Mizanur Rahman was the Managing Director of E-ssn High Tech & Environment Ltd. ("E-ssn"), a Bangladeshi company. E-ssn contracted with Siemens A.G. to provide consulting services to Siemens to assist in obtaining telecommunications contracts in Bangladesh.

According to the allegations in the indictment, between November 2004 and September 2006, Siemens paid Rahman approximately $1.7 million. Rahman then deposited this consulting fee into a bank account he controlled in Hong Kong, from which he then transferred money into accounts he controlled at Bank of America. Rahman did not report all of the money he made in consulting fees to the IRS. No bribery was alleged. Nor does the indictment make clear whether the consulting fees paid to Rahman were part of a larger bribery scheme.

On October 4, 2012, the DOJ filed a two count Indictment in the Eastern District of Virginia against Rahman alleging filing of false income tax returns.

Though long a fugitive, Rahman was arrested in early 2020, and on August 4, 2020, he entered into a plea agreement with the DOJ. On December 1, 2020, the court sentenced Rahman to two years probation and ordered him to pay a fine of $5,000, restitution of $307,110, and a mandatory special assessment of $100. The $5,000 fine was payable to Firozer Rahman School in Faridpur, Bangladesh.

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