On March 16, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut affirmed its earlier ruling that a non-resident foreign national cannot be charged with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or with aiding and abetting a violation of the FCPA, unless the government can show that he acted as an agent of a “domestic concern” or while physically present in the United States.… Continue Reading
The Thai official accused by the DOJ of laundering bribe money she took from two Hollywood movie producers wants the charges dropped because Thailand has postponed her extradition and will put her on trial.… Continue Reading
The government on Tuesday ended efforts to put a Hollywood producer and his wife back in prison.
Gerald Green, 79, and his wife Patricia, 56, were released from federal custody in May after serving six-month jail terms for FCPA and money-laundering violations.… Continue Reading
Innospec’s former agent who pleaded guilty last year to an FCPA conspiracy won’t be sentenced until September and maybe a lot later.
According to a recent court filing, Ousama Naaman has raised new evidence that may be classified, and there are new questions about how he spent some of the bribe money.… Continue Reading
The first shot-show defendants to be tried in federal court in Washington, D.C. are now waiting for the jury to return its verdict. Their trial opened on May 16.
Should anyone be surprised by the guilty verdicts handed down Tuesday in the Lindsey case?
Not at all. History, and the odds, are always against FCPA defendants.
Others who’ve learned that in recent years include Gerald Green and his wife Patricia, Frederic Bourke, William Jefferson, David Kay, Douglas Murphy, and David Mead — all convicted by juries in FCPA cases. … Continue Reading
The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said a British man who supplied surgical instruments to the Iraqi government was sentenced today by a London court to 24 weeks in prison.
Mark Rodney Jessop, 53, admitted breaking United Nations sanctions during the oil for food program by making illegal payments to Saddam Hussein’s government. … Continue Reading
In Los Angeles this week, the trial of Lindsey Manufacturing, Dr. Keith Lindsey, Steve K. Lee, and Angela Aguilar opened in federal court.
(On Friday, they lost their motion to dismiss the case when the judge ruled that officers of the Mexican electric utility CFE, who the defendants allegedly bribed, are foreign officials under the FCPA.)… Continue Reading