“It may seem old fashioned,” said Handzlik, a partner in Venable LLP, “but liability under the FCPA still requires that the acts charged be accompanied by a specific, corrupt intent.… Continue Reading
The government last week agreed to vacate Angela Aguilar’s conviction pending its appeal of the judge’s order to dismiss the indictments against her co-defendants.
On his fine Crime, Corruption & Compliance blog, former federal prosecutor Michael Volkov had this to say about the Lindsey case:
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I am sorry to burst everyone’s bubble but the Lindsey decision does not reflect any repudiation or cut back in FCPA enforcement.
The FCPA Blog has written often about why FCPA defendants face nearly overwhelming odds when they go to trial. Reasons mentioned are that juries hate bribery, there’s always plenty of evidence, the government can stack the charges, and so on.… Continue Reading
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In this Court’s experience, almost all of the prosecutors in the Office of the United States Attorney for this district consistently display admirable professionalism, integrity and fairness.
It was a long time coming, but justice has been done.
— Jan Handzlik, attorney for the Lindsey defendants
Federal District Judge Howard Matz on Tuesday dismissed with prejudice the indictment against Lindsey Manufacturing, Keith Lindsey, and Steve K.… Continue Reading
Over on the White Collar Crime Prof Blog, Solomon L. Wisenberg posted links to FCPA-related jury instructions from some recent prosecutions.
There are complete or partial instructions for Frederic Bourke, Gerald and Patricia Green, Lindsey Manufacturing, and Pankesh Patel of the Africa sting case. … Continue Reading
Lindsey Manufacturing Company, its CEO Keith Lindsey, and CFO Steve K. Lee yesterday filed a reply to the government’s opposition to their motion to dismiss the indictment against them with prejudice due to
repeated and intentional government misconduct.… Continue Reading