[…] in a current story carried by the Bloomberg wire and written by 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 […]
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[…] luxury 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 […]
[…] Bourke. A witness testifying for the government this week at Bourke’s trial in New York may have hurt the prosecution’s case. Christine Rastas, who worked for Viktor Kozeny in Azerbaijan, said her boss told Egyptian businessman Shafik Gabr about bribing Azeri officials. Kozeny’s conversation with his investor took place in a hotel bar in […]
‘Victor Dahdaleh, a billionaire Canadian businessman and philanthropist has dined with the Queen and played host to a U.S. President and British Prime Minister.’
[…] Wurzel can be downloaded here.
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From Frederic Bourke’s trial. Day four testimony by the government’s witness Thomas Farrell, an American living in Russia who helped Kozeny with logistics. He recounted a meeting he, Kozeny and a Chechen had with Ilham Aliyev, then vice president of the state oil company, and Barat Nuriyev, […]
[…] in a deal in Azerbaijan that he knew was tainted by bribery. He says he’s not a crook but a victim of fraud perpetrated by mastermind Viktor Kozeny. Now he’s facing what amounts to a life sentence in prison.
There’s Kozeny himself — a colorful and talkative fugitive. He’s accused not only of bribery but […]
[…] jury in Manhattan found that he invested in Czech-born promoter Viktor Kozeny’s unsuccessful attempt in 1998 to gain control of Azerbaijan’s state oil company, Socar, despite knowing Kozeny planned to bribe Azeri leaders.
Bourke, 63, the co-founder of handbag-maker Dooney & Bourke, faces up to five years in prison on each count. The judge has […]