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Posts Tagged: Frederic Bourke

Bourke v. The Professor

When it’s a bit of a snoozer around here, we know what to do — take a peek at the docket in U.S. v. Kozeny. There’s plenty happening there these days.… Continue Reading

The Bourke Files: Lies, Kickbacks And Other Crimes

In its prosecution of Frederic Bourke for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by helping Czech-born fugitive Viktor Kozeny bribe Azeri officials, the government plans to call at least two witnesses who have admitted their guilt in the case.… Continue Reading

The Bourke Files: Poison And Prostitutes

Bloomberg’s David Glovin reported Friday how federal prosecutors are planning to show that Frederic Bourke, who’s accused of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, thought his partner in their luxury handbag business was secretly trying to inject him with a “harmful substance.”… Continue Reading

Catching Corrupt Lawyers, Part II

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. — Mario Puzo

With that street-smart aphorism in mind, we went looking for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related cases where lawyers were alleged to be on the wrong side of the law.… Continue Reading

Around The Horn

He wasn’t kidding. Last week’s record-setting indictment under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of six individuals from one company highlights the Justice Department’s strategy to target people, not just companies. In September last year, Mark Mendelsohn — the DOJ official responsible for FCPA criminal prosecutions — told an audience: The number of individual prosecutions has risen – and that’s not an accident.Continue Reading

Bourke Prepares His Defense

Frederic Bourke is taking video testimony from a critically ill friend that may help prove Bourke was an innocent victim of a massive investment fraud perpetrated by Viktor Kozeny. Bourke, 62, goes on trial June 1 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading

Following Kozeny’s Money

The Justice Department obtained a federal court order ten days ago against Viktor Kozeny, barring him from touching any of the proceeds from the 2001 sale of his Aspen, Colorado residence (left), amounting now to about $23 million.… Continue Reading

The Hunt For Overseas Evidence

No corporations and just a few individuals have fought Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges in court, so only a handful of people have ever seen an FCPA defense up close. But for the first time, we have a chance to follow not one but three pending prosecutions — in U.S.v.Continue Reading

The FCPA Goes To Court

For such a high-profile federal law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act doesn’t make it to court much. In fact, most years go by without a single trial involving the FCPA. That’s because typical defendants would rather cut a deal with prosecutors instead of risking a guilty verdict that might carry a five-year jail term.… Continue Reading