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Posts Tagged: Conspiracy

Shot-Show Trial Opens In DC

The first shot-show defendants are in federal court in Washington, D.C., where jury selection started today.

The government divided the original 22 defendants into four groups to make the trials more manageable.… Continue Reading

FCPA Defendants Face The Verdict Of History

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

Guilty Plea By Shot-Show Defendant

Haim Geri, one of the 22 shot-show defendants, pleaded guilty yesterday in the District of Columbia to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

He now faces 18 to 24 months in prison and a $250,000 fine.… Continue Reading

FCPA Defendants Face Long Odds

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

Why She Can’t Be Free

The government, we now know, will ask for a prison term of three or four years for Angela Aguilar when she comes to trial in late March for conspiracy and money-laundering.… Continue Reading

Jefferson Appeals FCPA Conspiracy Charge

Three years ago, William Jefferson became the first member of Congress to be charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Two years later, he became the first individual in nearly twenty years to be acquitted of a substantive FCPA charge.… Continue Reading

Ripe For Challenge

Attorney General Eric HolderA reader sent a thoughtful comment about our post, FCPA Conspiracy Theories.

If you missed it, Larry from DC (probably not his or her real name) said:

This is an important post, due to the abundant prosecutorial advantages of bringing conspiracy FCPA charges vis-a-vis substantive FCPA charges.… Continue Reading

FCPA Conspiracy Theories

Enforcement actions by the DOJ against companies and individuals are often resolved by the defendant pleading guilty to a conspiracy count. We had assumed the DOJ used conspiracy instead of substantive FCPA offenses solely to give cooperating defendants a break.… Continue Reading