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Search Results for: label/Victor Kozeny

Following Kozeny’s Money

The Justice Department obtained a federal court order ten days ago against Viktor Kozeny, barring him from touching any of the proceeds from the 2001 sale of his Aspen, Colorado residence (left), amounting now to about $23 million. The government said the funds came from the money laundering offenses alleged in U.S. v. Kozeny, […]

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Kozeny’s Extradition Blocked Again

Victor Kozeny: The most famous FCPA fugitive is wanted by U.S. authorites for conspiracy to bribe Azeri leaders.Victor Kozeny, the Czech-born fugitive wanted in the United States for conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, won a decision this week in the Bahamas court of appeal that continues to block his extradition to […]

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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 the […]

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Bourke Prepares His Defense

[…] 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 Azerbaijan in […]

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Kozeny Wins In Privy Council

The U.K. Privy Council ruled yesterday that Viktor Kozeny, the accused mastermind in a huge 1990’s bribery scheme in Azerbaijan, can’t be extradited from the Bahamas to the United States to face FCPA charges. Kozeny, 48, a Czech citizen who fled to the Bahamas in 1999 and hasn’t left since then, told Bloomberg’s David […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bourke’s Defense Is Revealed, Then Sealed

[…] 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 attempt to take over the state oil company known as Socar. Bourke’s trial on FCPA charges, […]

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Victor Kozeny’s Extradition From the Bahamas Is Denied

The Bahamas News Online Edition (The Bahama Journal) reports today that the Supreme Court there has ruled against the extradition of Victor Kozeny (left). The ruling means Kozeny is no longer under arrest in the Bahamas, which had detained him at the request of the U.S. government. He was indicted in the United States […]

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Kozeny Keeps Fighting

Viktor Kozeny, left, the promoter of a failed 1998 plot to take control of the Azeri state oil company during its privatization by bribing the country’s leaders, has again asked a court in the Bahamas to block his extradition to the United States. The Czech-born fugitive appeared this week at a hearing to consider […]

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