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Posts Tagged: Frederic Bourke

Law professor accuses Bourke prosecutors of malpractice

Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY (photo courtesy of the U.S. Marshals) Frederic Bourke asked a federal appeals court to consider a law review article that slams the DOJ’s handling of key testimony in his trial as unethical and amounting to legal malpractice.… Continue Reading

No Sentencing Date For Bodmer

The Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in 2004 to helping move money used to bribe Azeri officials hasn’t been sentenced, and court records indicate no sentencing date is pending.

Hans Bodmer, 57, faces up to ten years in prison for a money laundering conspiracy while he worked for Viktor Kozeny.… Continue Reading

Kozeny Wins In Privy Council

The U.K. Privy Council ruled yesterday that Viktor Kozeny, the accused mastermind in a huge 1990’s bribery scheme in Azerbaijan, can’t be extradited from the Bahamas to the United States to face FCPA charges.… Continue Reading

A Survey Of FCPA Sentences

Last week in Houston the three KBR-related sentences ranged from 30 months in prison for Jack Stanley to just a year of unsupervised probation for Wojciech Chodan. Jeffrey Tesler was in the middle with 21 months in jail.… Continue Reading

Frederic Bourke And The Four Bad Facts

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently released its long-awaited opinion in the appeal of hand-bag mogul turned FCPA defendant Frederic Bourke.

Bourke advanced a number of issues on appeal, but from an FCPA perspective none were as interesting as his contention that the trial court erred in giving a “conscious avoidance” instruction to the jury.… Continue Reading

Updated: Bourke Conviction Upheld On Appeal

Frederic Bourke’s conviction on an FCPA conspiracy was upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bourke was found guilty by a federal jury in Manhattan in July 2009 of investing in an oil privatization scheme in Azerbaijan despite knowing officials there would be bribed.… Continue Reading

New Money-Laundering Allegations Against Bodmer

Bloomberg’s David Glovin, who provided outstanding daily coverage of Frederic Bourke’s 2009 FCPA-related trial, filed a story yesterday about new money laundering allegations against a key government witness, Hans Bodmer.

The Swiss lawyer was accused in August by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska of ‘masterminding a scheme last year to loot OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, a nickel producer in which Deripaska invests.’… Continue Reading