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Posts Tagged: Hong Rose Carson

Carsons Plead Guilty

Two former executives of Control Components Inc. became the second husband and wife convicted of FCPA offenses when they pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Santa Ana, California.

Stuart Carson, 73, the former president of CCI, and Hong “Rose” Carson, 48, the director of sales for China and Taiwan, were charged in separate one-count criminal informations with making a corrupt payment to a foreign official.… Continue Reading

Wife Charged in New Haiti Telco Indictment

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

Are Stuart And Rose Carson Planning To Plead?

There could be a lot of reasons for the latest order in the Carson case.

Stuart and Rose Carson asked for new conditions of release. The married couple had secured their million dollar appearance bonds with two homes — one in California and the other in Florida.… Continue Reading

‘Foreign Official’ Challenge Fails Again

Judge James V. Selna yesterday denied the Carson defendants motion to dismiss ten FCPA-related counts in the indictment against them based on the definition of “foreign official” in the FCPA.

Stuart Carson, his wife Hong “Rose” Carson, Paul Cosgrove, and David Edmonds — all former executives of California-based Control Components Inc.Continue Reading

Italian Citizen Pleads Guilty

Former fugitive Flavio Ricotti pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Santa Ana, California to a single count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Travel Act. … Continue Reading

You’re Grounded

An Italian citizen extradited from Germany in July last year to face FCPA charges was released from jail two weeks after his arraignment in California. But he can’t leave home.

Flavio Ricotti was granted pre-trial bail of $500,000 and placed under “home incarceration.”… Continue Reading

Advocacy Or Obstruction

After Hong “Rose” Carson allegedly flushed some documents down a toilet during her employer’s internal investigation of potential FCPA offenses, the DOJ charged her with obstructing an investigation within the jurisdiction of a federal agency.… 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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Double-Barreled Prosecutions

After a corporation makes a deal to settle an FCPA case, it’s on the government’s side. For employees accused of violating the FCPA, that can mean facing the overwhelming firepower of both the government and the corporation.… Continue Reading

Rose Carson’s Big Flush

On August 17, 2007, the government alleges, Hong “Rose” Carson learned that her employer, California-based Control Components Inc., had hired lawyers to conduct an internal investigation into corrupt payments overseas. Just prior to her interview, prosecutors say, she tore up documents relevant to the internal investigation and flushed them down a toilet in CCI’s ladies room.… Continue Reading