Two Haiti Telco defendants convicted by a jury last year of FCPA, wire fraud, and money-laundering offenses have asked a federal appeals court to review the meaning of ‘foreign official.’
Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez are arguing to the U.S.… Continue Reading
A federal jury in Miami convicted a former director of Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti Telco) on all counts yesterday.
Jean Rene Duperval, 45, of Miramar, Florida, was found guilty on two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering and 19 counts of money laundering.… Continue Reading
A former director of state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti accused of accepting bribes has pleaded guilty in Miami to conspiracy to launder money.
Patrick Joseph, 46, agreed to cooperate with the DOJ in exchange for consideration of a lighter sentence.… Continue Reading
Sam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the wife of a current defendant in the Haiti telco case has been indicted.
A second superseding indictment filed in Miami federal court named Cecilia Zurita, a former vice president of Cinergy Telecommunications Inc.,… Continue Reading
The DOJ said Tuesday that Joel Esquenazi, 52, the former president of Terra Telecommunications Corp., was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the Haiti telco bribery case — the longest FCPA-related prison term in history.… Continue Reading
During the calendar quarter just ended, there were three corporate enforcement actions and two individual convictions. A defendant received one of the FCPA’s longest jail sentences, the DOJ released three new FCPA-related indictments, and prosecutors dropped the appeal of a short FCPA prison term.… Continue Reading
Last week, John O’Shea asked a federal court in Houston to dismiss the FCPA case against him. He said the government didn’t indict him within the statute of limitations period.
For FCPA offenses, the deadline to indict a defendant is normally five years from when the offense occurred.… Continue Reading