The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will hear oral arguments Friday from two defendants convicted in the Haiti telco case. They’re challenging the DOJ’s interpretation of ‘foreign official’ under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading
The appeal by Carlos Rodriguez and Joel Esquenazi of their FCPA convictions is now with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
As Mike Koehler noted in his post today (and in prior coverage), ‘this is a historic appeal, the first time in the FCPA’s history that “foreign official” will be squarely before an appellate court.’… Continue Reading
Chris Matthews of the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that a former official at state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti telco) was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.
Sam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported this week that a defendant in the Haiti telco prosecution had his sentence reduced because of his help to prosecutors.
Robert Antoine, the former international affairs director of Haiti’s state-owned telecommunications company, originally received four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to money laundering.… Continue Reading
Jean Rene Duperval, a Haitian official at the center of the DOJ’s sprawling Haiti Telco prosecution, was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for money laundering.
Duperval, 45, was a director of international relations for state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M.… Continue Reading