Stryker employee admits to accepting $75k bribe to secure contract: 5 things to know

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Alleged Stryker employee Daniel Lawrynowicz pled guilty to one count of violating the Federal Travel Act, according to Patch.

Here are five things to know.

1. Eugene Ostrovsky sought out a $5.5 million contract with Stryker. He and two other individuals paid Mr. Lawrynowicz bribes to secure the contract.

2. One payment included $75,000 in cash. Mr. Lawyrnowicz accepted the bribes to secure the contract for Mr. Ostrovsky, who worked at a metallurgical technology company.

3. The Stryker employee faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He must also return the $75,000 bribe.

4. Mr. Ostrovsky pled guilty in February to violating the Federal Travel Act. He is serving a six-month prison sentence followed by six months of house arrest and two years of supervised release.

5. The U.S. Attorney's Office did not specifically name the medical device company involved in the bribery scheme. However, Mr. Lawrynowicz's LinkedIn profile lists Stryker as his employer.

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