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Former executive charged with foreign bribery scheme

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NEW HAVEN, CT (AP) -

A former executive of a French power and transportation company has been charged with participating in a scheme to pay bribes to officials in Indonesia while another official pleaded guilty in the case.

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that 62-year-old Lawrence Hoskins was charged in Connecticut with conspiring to violate the Foreign Corruption Practices Act and to launder money. Authorities say Hoskins is overseas and it's unclear if he has an attorney.

Prosecutors say Frederic Pierucci, a current company executive previously charged in the case, pleaded guilty Monday to violating the Foreign Corruption Practices Act.

Authorities say the scheme involved paying bribes to officials in Indonesia for help in securing a $118 million power contract.

Two others were charged, including one who pleaded guilty in the case last year.

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