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
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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
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
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
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