Frederic Bourke is taking video testimony from a critically ill friend that may help prove Bourke was an innocent victim of a massive investment fraud perpetrated by Viktor Kozeny. Bourke, 62, goes on trial June 1 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He’s accused of helping the Czech-born Kozeny bribe officials in […]
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Frederic Bourke wants to know if the U.S. is prosecuting him for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act because he was a whistleblower who interfered in the strategic relationship between the United States and Azerbaijan.
Bourke’s lawyer — the high-profile Dan Webb — has asked U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin to review […]
[…] Bourke, 62, faces up to 35 years in prison on FCPA charges, money laundering and lying to federal investigators.
The government also wants to show how Kozeny and Bourke picked up two prostitutes in Russia in 1997. The four traveled together aboard Kozeny’s private plane, stopping in Baku, Azerbaijan, among other places, before returning to […]
In its prosecution of Frederic Bourke for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by helping Czech-born fugitive Viktor Kozeny bribe Azeri officials, the government plans to call at least two witnesses who have admitted their guilt in the case. Now Bourke is accusing them of committing other, previously undisclosed crimes.
Clayton Lewis was a partner […]
Frederick Bourke said prosecutors in his 2009 trial knew a crucial government witness would give false testimony but they let him take the stand anyway. Now Bourke wants a new […]
Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY (photo courtesy of the U.S. Marshals) Frederic Bourke asked a federal appeals court to consider a law review article that slams the DOJ’s handling of key testimony in his trial as […]
Bloomberg’s David Glovin filed a story Friday (here) reporting that Frederic Bourke will argue that he didn’t violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act because there were no corrupt payments to foreign officials. Bourke, 62, was indicted in 2005 with Czech-born fugitive Viktor Kozeny, 45, for bribing government officials in Azerbaijan in a failed […]
[…] the judge should keep the professor out of the courtroom.
Although Viktor Kozeny, for whom the case is named, is on the lamb in the Bahamas, his co-defendant Bourke will go on trial in New York on June 1. Federal prosecutors say Bourke violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by investing in Kozeny’s attempted take-over […]
[…] Longstreth calls it, to convicted felon.
In an October 9 feature in the American Lawyer (available at law.com here), Longstreth dives deep into the lives of Kozeny and Bourke and their run-in with the FCPA.
Here’s an excerpt:
It’s strange that Kozeny―the alleged mastermind behind the bribery scheme―is living in the Bahamas, while Bourke, an investor who […]