Two former executives of an Orange County company pleaded guilty to foreign corruption charges for bribing overseas government officials in order to win sales contracts.
Stuart Carson, former president of Control Components Inc., and Hong "Rose" Carson, the Rancho Santa Margarita company's former director of sales in China and Taiwan, are scheduled to be sentenced in October.
The Carsons, who are married and live in San Clemente, pleaded guilty to bribery charges Monday during a hearing in Santa Ana before U.S. District Judge James V. Selna.
Control Components manufactures and sells valves used in nuclear, oil, gas and power generation around the world.
Stuart Carson, 73, faces a sentence of up to 10 months in federal prison. His 48-year-old wife faces a sentence of probation with up to six months of home confinement.