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Posts Tagged: Gerald Green

Juiced Up Enforcement

For those who missed any of the FCPA enforcement news during the recent hyper-active stretch, here’s what happened:

July 28 — Label-maker Avery Dennison Corporation resolved civil and administrative charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission.… Continue Reading

Hollywood FCPA Trial Set To Open

The year’s third Foreign Corrupt Practices Act trial is scheduled to start on Tuesday when the husband-and-wife movie producers arrested in 2007 face a federal jury in Los Angeles. Prosecutors allege that Gerald and Patricia Green paid more than $1.8 million in bribes to a former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in return for $14 million in contracts to stage the Bangkok Film Festival.… 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

Our Hollywood Minute

Let’s not forget the Greens. They’re the husband-and-wife movie producers arrested in December 2007 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prosecutors allege they paid more than $1.8 million in bribes to a former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in return for $14 million in contracts to stage the Bangkok Film Festival.… 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

Tax Charges Added In Hollywood FCPA Case

Last week’s superseding indictment of movie producers Gerald and Patricia Green includes new allegations that Mrs. Green filed two false tax returns. The government says she signed returns in 2005 and 2006 that included deductions for “commissions” which she knew were “bribes to a foreign official for obtaining and retaining business.”… Continue Reading

News On The Greens

A reader just sent along the following release from the DOJ:

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Issued on Friday, October 3 at 11:05 a.m. PDT

FILM EXECUTIVE AND SPOUSE INDICTED FOR PAYING BRIBES

TO A THAI TOURISM OFFICIAL TO OBTAIN LUCRATIVE CONTRACTS

Acting Assistant Attorney General Matt Friedrich of the Criminal Division and United States Attorney Thomas P.… Continue Reading

What’s The Tally?

The Justice Department says it plans to prosecute more individuals under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act — and send them to jail. We looked through our posts to see how men and women fared over the past year.… Continue Reading

More Weight On The Greens

Thailand’s investigation of the alleged bribery case involving Hollywood movie producers Gerald and Patricia Green is moving ahead. The Thai press reported last week (here, among other places) that the Department of Special Investigation has found enough evidence of alleged bribery to refer the matter to the National Counter Corruption Commission (NCCC), which handles prosecutions involving high-level public corruption.… Continue Reading

U.S. v. Green — See You In September

Variety — our favorite FCPA news source on leap day or any other day — is reporting that the trial of Hollywood movie producers Gerald and Patricia Green has been postponed to September 2008.… Continue Reading

U.S. v. Green, Take One

Two weeks from now, in a Los Angeles federal district court, the husband-and-wife Hollywood movie producers charged with violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act will go on trial. Gerald and Patricia Green were arrested last December and are out on bail.… Continue Reading

Heading For Trial In Tinseltown

Our favorite news source here at the FCPA Blog — Variety — reports that the Hollywood film producers arrested for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act have pleaded not guilty and will go to trial on February 26, 2008.… Continue Reading