Even if FCPA defendants win acquittals on nine out of ten counts, but lose just one, the single conviction can support a forfeiture order. While their lawyer is celebrating victory, the defendants can be stripped of everything they own — cash, houses, cars, pension assets, art, jewelry, timeshares, boats, you name it.… Continue Reading
The DOJ is appealing the six-month prison sentences imposed in August on Gerald Green and his wife Patricia.
The government wanted them to serve at least ten years in prison. Their six-month sentences are among the most lenient in recent FCPA cases.… Continue Reading
Let’s not forget the Greens. They’re the husband-and-wife movie producers arrested in December 2007 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prosecutors allege they paid more than $1.8 million in bribes to a former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in return for $14 million in contracts to stage the Bangkok Film Festival.… Continue Reading
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act may frighten business people everywhere, but it has never been a big concern for crooked overseas officials. That’s because they can’t be prosecuted under the FCPA, which is aimed exclusively at punishing those who pay them bribes.… Continue Reading