In LA on Friday, the arguments and jury instructions were completed in the trial of Lindsey Manufacturing, its CEO Dr. Keith Lindsey and CFO Steve K. Lee, and its former Mexican agent Angela Aguilar.
The jury is set to begin deliberations today.
First there will be a hearing at which the judge will rule on Aguilar’s motion to throw out the case against her.
Aguilar is charged with money laundering. The Lindsey defendants face eight counts of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and FCPA violations.
The government says Aguilar and her husband helped arrange millions in bribes from California-based Lindsey Manufacturing to Nestor Moreno, an official at the Mexican state-owned electric utility Comisión Federal de Electridad. The bribes were allegedly paid in exchange for contracts to Lindsey from CFE.
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From the editor: We’ve just learned the jury in the Lindsey case has started deliberations.
Earlier today, the judge threw out a money-laundering-conspiracy count against Angela Aguilar but let another count — aiding and abetting — go to the jury.
Judge A. Howard Matz is presiding over the Los Angeles case — U.S. v. Noriega et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Western Division – Los Angeles), Case #: 2:10-cr-01031-AHM-4.
Jan L. Handzlik of Greenberg Traurig is defending Lindsey Manufacturing and Dr. Keith Lindsey. Steve K. Lee is represented by Janet Levine of Crowell & Moring. Angela Aguilar is represented by Stephen G. Larson of Girardi | Keese.
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