Kickback through a third party
Just found myself in a pickle, but it appears that I may be in the clear.
Own a small staffing company and was recently approached my a ''friend'' with a large staffing opportunity at a big client. they had an in and got us on the vendor list. The fee for this was a percentage of work done. I have since be told that this cut woul dneed to be in cash and that a portion woul be going to the exec on the inside.
I did limited research and have believe that if I move forward with this payment arrangement, I could be liable for a host of charges (money laundering, tax fraud, conspieracy to committ corprate bribery and possible a RICO or organized crime charge) is my thought process right? I thought that the payment to a third party would be on the up and up if I could document it, however with this new info, the deal is starting to get a slimey feel to it and has te potential to comprimise the integrity of the firm and put me in the hot seat for the charges listed. Can someone give me an opinion.