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Gov’t Dismisses O’Shea Case

The DOJ on Thursday filed a motion to dismiss the remaining counts against John O’Shea.

Last month, Judge Lynn Hughes dismissed all substantive FCPA charges O’Shea faced. Judge Hughes said the prosecution’s chief witness knew almost nothing about the case.

After the judge’s dismissal, O’Shea still faced conspiracy charges, money laundering, and obstruction.

But the DOJ has now asked the judge to dismiss those counts and end the case completely.

The DOJ’s motion, signed by FCPA unit chief Charles Duross, said:

On January 16, 2012, the Court issued its judgment of acquittal on the substantive FCPA counts in the Criminal Indictment against the defendant, John Joseph O’Shea. That ruling is not subject to appellate review. In light of the Court’s prior statements and rulings, as well as the resulting collateral estoppel issues associated with the Court’s judgment of acquittal, the government hereby moves pursuant to Rule 48(a) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to dismiss the remaining counts of the criminal Indictment against Mr. O’Shea with prejudice. Counsel for the defendant does not oppose the dismissal of the remaining counts.

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