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Posts Tagged: Conspiracy

Second Mistrial In Africa Sting Prosecution

Judge Richard Leon declared a mistrial today in the prosecution of the three remaining defendants in the second Africa sting trial.

After deliberating ten days, the jury failed to reach a verdict on any counts against siblings John and Jeana Mushriqui, and Marc Morales.… Continue Reading

Retrial In Africa Sting Case Set for May 2012

Judge Richard J. Leon on Wednesday reset the date for the retrial of the first four Africa sting defendants. 

Andrew Bigelow, Pankesh Patel, John Benson Wier III, and Lee Allen Tolleson will be retried in federal court in Washington, D.C.… Continue Reading

Acquittal In Africa Sting Case [Updated]

A defendant in the Africa sting case was acquitted after U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon (left) on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to sustain a conviction.

The judgment acquitting Stephen G.… Continue Reading

Despite Hung Jury, Sting Defendants Want Acquittal

The four Africa sting defendants who ended up in a mistrial are asking the judge to acquit them on the FCPA conspiracy count.

Andrew Bigelow, Pankesh Patel, John Benson Wier III, and Lee Allen Tolleson argued that the evidence against them was “insufficient to sustain a conviction as to the charged FCPA conspiracy.”… Continue Reading

More Delay In Jefferson’s Appeal

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals won’t hear former Congressman William Jefferson’s appeal until late October. 

His appellate argument was first set for May this year. But his lawyer’s illness pushed the date to September, and a crowded calendar force the appeals court to reschedule until sometime between October 25 and 28.… Continue Reading

‘Classified’ Evidence Puts Naaman Sentencing On Hold

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

New Indictment In Old Haiti Bribe Case

The DOJ said today that a superseding indictment has charged six defendants, including four newly named defendants and two former Haitian government officials, in a bribery and money-laundering scheme that started ten years ago.… Continue Reading

Letter From Law Enforcement

One of the toughest and most important jobs anywhere is that of a law enforcement officer. So we’re happy that we heard from a member of that community.

He wrote about our post yesterday that discussed the mistrial in D.C.… Continue Reading

Lindsey Judge ‘Shocked’ By Gov’t Conduct

Lawyers for Lindsey Manufacturing and two of its executives discovered yesterday that the government failed to turn over a grand jury transcript containing testimony of FBI agent Susan Guernsey.

She was the FBI case agent whose grand jury testimony was the basis of the pending motion to dismiss the indictment for government misconduct, due to what the defense asserts was her false and misleading grand jury testimony.… Continue Reading

Jury Mulls Fate of Four Shot Show Defendants

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.

They were charged in a 44-count superceding indictment with conspiracy to violate the FCPA, violating the FCPA, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and aiding and abetting.… Continue Reading

Under The FCPA, Where Are Victim’s Rights?

By Jordan Maglich

As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the past few years have seen a dramatic rise in FCPA prosecutions. In 2010 alone, companies settling FCPA-related charges paid $1.8 billion in monetary penalties, nearly tripling the $641 million paid in 2009.… Continue Reading