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Posts Tagged: Gerald Green

Gerald Green: Halfway To Nowhere

In a few weeks, Gerald Green will walk away from a federal bureau of prisons half-way house in Long Beach, California.

After he leaves, the former high-flying Hollywood movie producer — now 79 and broke and suffering from emphysema — can stay at the West Hollywood home he owns with his wife and co-defendant, Patricia, but only until August 1st.… Continue Reading

Hey, Tesler Belongs In Top Ten

We love the mailbag. Yesterday a reader said: “While the Tesler plea is a $149 million forfeiture, it seems to me that it should make your Top 10.”

Jeffrey Tesler, 61, former middleman to KBR and its TSKJ partners Snamprogetti, Technip, and JGC, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston in March to conspiracy and violating the FCPA.… Continue Reading

Smith Sentence: Age, Health, And Time Served?

The former director of sales and marketing for Pacific Consolidated Industries (PCI) who pleaded guilty in 2009 to bribing an official from the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD) in return for equipment orders was sentenced in December to just six months in prison followed by six months of home confinement.… Continue Reading

Prison, Poverty And Appeals

The Federal Correctional Institution at Terminal Island, CaliforniaThey won’t be home for Christmas.

Two weeks ago, the first husband and wife ever convicted of FCPA-related offenses started serving their six-month prison terms.… Continue Reading

The Husband-And-Wife Thing

We had a vision this week. It was of two people, joined together as one flesh, standing before a federal judge. Actually, there were six people, three couples in all, to wit:

  • Gerald and Patricia Green, convicted in September 2009 of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and nine counts of violating the FCPA.
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Forfeiture Means Financial Ruin

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

Overheard In Hollywood

After Gerald and Patricia Green were convicted last year of one count of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, nine counts of violating the FCPA, and seven counts of money laundering, prosecutors asked for ten-year jail terms.… Continue Reading