Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 108 issued in Sanctions Case No. 357, the Sanctions Board imposes sanctions of debarment on Mr. Lyndsay Chapple and Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thang (the "Respondents") for a period of ineligibility of one (1) year and (11) months for Mr. Chapple, and three (3) years and eleven (11) months for Mr. Thang.
These sanctions are imposed on the Respondents for corrupt practices as defined in Paragraph 1.25(a)(i) of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 1997, revised September 1997, January 1999, and May 2002); Paragraph 1.22(a)(i) of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (May 2004); and Paragraph 1.23(a)(i) of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011).
Capsule Summary of Findings:
The Respondents were found liable for offering and giving bribe payments to government officials in connection with four Bank-financed contracts in Vietnam. In selecting the appropriate sanction for the Respondents, the Sanctions Board took into account all relevant aggravating and mitigating factors. Full discussion of the facts, allegations, and the Sanctions Board's analysis can be found in the published decision.