The Azeri prosecutor-general recently began a corruption investigation against Gular Ahmadova, a member of parliament from Azerbaijan’s ruling Yeni Azerbaijan party, after a video surfaced on YouTube showing her negotiating the sale of a parliamentary seat.… Continue Reading
The Telegraph said oil giant BP may face an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office ‘over bribery allegations relating to engineering projects’ in Azerbaijan.
One of BP’s contractors, still unnamed, self-reported bribery allegations to the SFO last year, the Telegraph said.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion this week that could mean Frederic Bourke has a better chance to win a new trial.
In the appeals court, four executives of General Re and AIG won new trials after being convicted of securities fraud and related charges.… Continue Reading
Frederic 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 trial.… Continue Reading
Frederic Bourke, the American entrepreneur who led a charmed life and whose prosecution brought new prominence to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and fined $1 million for investing in a bribe-tainted deal in Azerbaijan and then lying to FBI agents about it.… Continue Reading