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Search Results for: label/Victor Kozeny

Following Kozeny’s Money

[…] criminal prosecution in New York that includes Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges. A copy of the restraining order can be downloaded here.
The DOJ sought the order after Kozeny settled a nine-year-old London High Court case last month. Bloomberg has the story here. During the London suit, court orders obtained by the plaintiff, Omega Advisors, […]

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Kozeny’s Co-Defendant Wins Appeal

Frederic Bourke won’t face Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges after all. He was indicted in May 2005 with Victor Kozeny and David Pinkerton over an alleged plan to bribe officials from Azerbaijan from 1997 to 1999 in connection with the privatization of the state oil company. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]

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Bourke Prepares His Defense

[…] 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 Azerbaijan in a failed attempt to take over the state oil company, Socar. Bourke faces up to 35 years in prison on […]

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Bourke’s Defense Is Revealed, Then Sealed

[…] laundering and lying to federal investigators is scheduled to start June 1. He could be jailed up to 35 years if convicted on all counts. His co-defendant Kozeny has been a fugitive for about a decade. From the Bahamas, he’s been fighting extradition to the United States. He’s also wanted by the Czech Republic […]

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The Bourke Files: Lies, Kickbacks And Other Crimes

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 […]

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Kozeny’s Extradition Blocked Again

[…] pushed the case to the court of appeals. The three-judge panel held hearings in December and issued a 26-page ruling Tuesday.
A federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted Kozeny in May 2005 for a plot to bribe Azeri leaders to gain control of the state oil company. His co-defendant, Frederic Bourke, was convicted in July […]

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Kozeny Wins In Privy Council

[…] asked a fuller panel of the appeals court to rehear his argument. He’s out on bail while the appeal is pending.
Two potential witnesses against Kozeny who pleaded guilty in the case were waiting for his extradition.
Clayton Lewis was a partner in Omega Advisors, Inc., a hedge fund that invested and lost […]

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Bourke Raises Vindictive Prosecution

[…] David Glovin. Last month Glovin wrote a fascinating profile and interview of Bourke’s co-defendant, Victor Kozeny, who’s in the Bahamas fighting extradition. Bourke is accused of helping Kozeny pay bribes to government officials in Azerbaijan in a failed attempt to take over the state oil company known as Socar. Bourke’s trial is scheduled to […]

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Court Rulings Protect Bourke’s Rights

[…] while allowing Bourke latitude to tell his story. He’s charged with investing in Viktor Kozeny’s 1998 attempt to take over Azerbaijan’s state oil company — despite knowing Kozeny planned to bribe Azeri officials to get the deal done.
Bourke’s trial starts Monday in Manhattan. He faces up to 35 years in prison on the FCPA […]

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The Bourke Files: Poison And Prostitutes

[…] handbag business was secretly trying to inject him with a “harmful substance.” Glovin’s story — his latest in a string of terrific coverage of U.S. v. Kozeny — is here.
Bourke’s federal criminal trial in New York City is scheduled to start June 1. Prosecutors charge he helped Czech-born fugitive Viktor Kozeny bribe officials […]

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