The DOJ said in a court filing last week that it would be satisfied with home confinement instead of prison for Paul Cosgrove because of his serous health problems.
Cosgrove, 65, the former director of worldwide sales for Control Components Inc., pleaded guilty in May to one count of violating the FCPA. He admitted authorizing bribes to officials at a Chinese state-owned facility to win business for CCI.
As part of his plea deal, prosecutors said they would recommend a prison sentence of 15 months.
But since his guilty plea, Cosgrove’s health has deteriorated. The DOJ didn’t dispute a pre-sentencing report by the Probation Office that traced his heart and related health problems.
Cosgrove, the report said, had quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. His chronic medical problems now include ‘heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and sleep apnea that require consistent long-term monitoring and treatment by his doctors,’ according to medical records.
After pleading guilty, Cosgrove was ‘hospitalized twice and admitted for two additional overnight stays for testing and monitoring over the past few months,’ the DOJ said.
His cardiologist said “each of Mr. Cosgrove’s health issues increase the risk that [he] will suffer another cardio or other life threatening event if not managed and treated vigilantly.”
Instead of pushing for a jail term only, the DOJ said it wouldn’t object to a period of home confinement of 15 months.
That way, prosecutors said, Cosgrove could remain under the care of his regular doctors.
Sentencing is set for September 13.