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Hollywood Couple Released From Jail

The only husband and wife to be convicted of FCPA offenses are out of prison.

Former Hollywood movie producer Gerald Green, 79, was released from federal custody on May 26. His wife Paticia, 56, was freed a day later.

The Greens served six months in prison after an LA jury convicted them in 2009 of paying $1.8 million in bribes to Juthamas Siriwan, then-governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, in exchange for $13.5 million in contracts to produce the Bangkok film festival.

Gerald Green served most of his time at Terminal Island, California. His wife was 85 miles away, in Victorville prison in Adelanto.

The Greens own a house in West Hollywood. But the government will sieze it on August 1st under the court’s forfeiture order. The government has already seized their car, bank accounts, and pension assets. 

The DOJ is appealing against the Greens’ short jail sentences. The court appointed lawyers for the now-indigent couple to handle the appeal.

Among Gerald Green’s fourteen Hollywood credits as producer or executive producer are Rescue Dawn (2006), Diamonds (1999), The New Swiss Family Robinson (1998), and Salvador (1986).

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