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Posts Tagged: Frederic Bourke

Greens Get Six Months In Jail

Patricia Green, with her husband Gerald The husband-and-wife Hollywood movie producers convicted of bribing a Thai government official were each sentenced to six months in jail and six months home confinement yesterday by a federal judge in Los Angeles.… Continue Reading

The Company Line

It’s not hard to find reasons why the DOJ and SEC would rather prosecute corporations instead of individuals.

Here are a few:

Corporations can’t defend themselves. They’re strictly liable under respondeat superior for crimes committed by employees in the scope of their jobs.

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Bourke Witness Faces Sentencing

Hans Bodmer, a key witness against Frederic Bourke, faces sentencing today in federal court in Manhattan for conspiracy to launder money. Photo by edenpicturesHans Bodmer, the Swiss lawyer who once represented Viktor Kozeny and provided key testimony against Frederic Bourke, may learn his sentence today.… Continue Reading

Kozeny’s Extradition Blocked Again

Victor Kozeny: The most famous FCPA fugitive is wanted by U.S. authorites for conspiracy to bribe Azeri leaders.Victor Kozeny, the Czech-born fugitive wanted in the United States for conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, won a decision this week in the Bahamas court of appeal that continues to block his extradition to the U.S.… Continue Reading

Lessons From FCPAscam

That’s a Smith and Wesson and you’ve had your six.

        ~ James Bond to an out-of-ammo assailant in “Dr. No”

Twenty-two people from military and law-enforcement supply companies — including the vice president of sales for American gun-maker Smith & Wesson — were arrested Tuesday on charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and conspiracy to violate the FCPA and launder money.… Continue Reading

NATCO Settles “Extorted” Bribe Case

The Securities and Exchange Commission kicked off the FCPA-enforcement year this week with civil books and records and internal controls charges against Texas-based oil and gas services firm NATCO Group Inc.… Continue Reading

Kozeny Keeps Fighting

Viktor Kozeny, left, the promoter of a failed 1998 plot to take control of the Azeri state oil company during its privatization by bribing the country’s leaders, has again asked a court in the Bahamas to block his extradition to the United States.… Continue Reading

Giving Thanks Once Again

During this season of Thanksgiving, the folks at Norway’s Statoil ASA will be celebrating the end of the company’s three-year deferred prosecution agreement — and the Justice Department’s public announcement about it here.… Continue Reading

Dateline Washington

Here’s a dispatch from Cody Worthington:

Dear FCPA Blog,

I attended the opening day of ACI’s 22nd National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in D.C. yesterday [November 17].

Among the many people there were representatives of the DOJ and SEC.

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