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Posts Tagged: Smith and Wesson

The Punishment Of Prosecutions

Even for defendants who are ultimately acquitted, federal criminal prosecutions leave behind a scorched earth of ruined reputations, shattered health, broken families, and drained bank accounts.

With that in mind, Professor Mike Koehler, left, published a paper in this week’s Bloomberg Criminal Law Reporter that talks about the DOJ’s string of losses in recent FCPA trials.… Continue Reading

‘Foolish And Unprofessional’ Behavior Infected FCPA Prosecutions

The DOJ’s once invincible FCPA unit isn’t just losing high profile prosecutions. It’s getting clobbered. And a common theme in the setbacks is a lack of professionalism and preparation.

Del Quentin Wilber of the Washington Post said earlier this month that FBI agents and Richard Bistrong, the chief witness for the prosecution in the Africa sting case, ‘joked about sex, booty calls, prostitutes, cigars, the Village People, the informant’s wives and an agent’s girlfriend.… Continue Reading

Sting Lawyer Comments On ‘Fake Case’

Paul Calli, left, of Carlton Fields represented Africa sting defendant Stephen Giordanella. Judge Richard Leon acquitted him in December.

After the DOJ today dropped the remaining indictments, Calli said:

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The government’s abandonment of all charges and all indictments against all remaining accused persons is a just end to an ill-conceived prosecution gone further awry.

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DOJ Ends Africa Sting Prosecution

The government today asked Judge Richard Leon to dismiss with prejudice all remaining indictments in the biggest FCPA case in history against individuals. It said continuing the prosecution would be a waste of government resources.… Continue Reading

Has More FCPA Enforcement Brought Less Deterrence?

The DOJ ramped up FCPA enforcement over the past five years. But could its aggressive pursuit of prosecutions be hurting attempts to deter corruption? It’s possible.

One criminology theory particularly applicable to white collar crime is neutralization.… Continue Reading