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NEWS February 25, 2020

Issuance of Sanctions Board Decision No. 125

Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 125 issued in Sanctions Case No. 477, the Sanctions Board imposes a sanction of debarment for a period of five (5) years and six (6) months on Mr. Klemen Jerin (the “Respondent”).

This sanction is imposed on the Respondent for a corrupt practice 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).

Capsule Summary of Findings:

The Sanctions Board found that the Respondent, as a public official, engaged in a corrupt practice by soliciting a payment from a company with the intent to influence his own actions as project manager in the execution of two Bank-financed consultant service agreements. In selecting the appropriate sanction for the Respondent, the Sanctions Board took into account all relevant aggravating and mitigating factors. Full discussion of the facts, the parties’ contentions, and the Sanctions Board’s analysis can be found in the published decision.