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Posts Tagged: Smith and Wesson

Mega-Bust Is Only The Beginning

The shot-show arrests (see our posts here) have raised lots of questions about FCPA enforcement and prosecution. In a post here, for example, we wondered if the government’s argument that the 22 defendants were part of a single conspiracy might open the door for the entrapment defense, particularly because some defense counsel in the case have said their clients didn’t know each other.… Continue Reading

Common Conspiracy Or Big-Time Entrapment?

Image by DemonDeLuxe (Dominique Toussaint) licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0.In Washington on Wednesday, 19 of the 22 defendants named in the FCPA mega-bust pleaded not guilty. The remaining three defendants are in custody and expected to appear in court soon.… Continue Reading

High-Velocity FCPA

There’s been more FCPA action in the past month than in most prior years since enactment in 1977. What’s the rest of 2010 going to bring? Photo by Patrick BourThe FCPA-related news just keeps coming — faster and faster.… Continue Reading

It’s In The Bag

The mail is always fun around here (when we’re not in any sort of hot water). Here’s a message from a curious reader who asks a great question. It’s about one of the defendants indicted in this week’s FCPA mega bust.… Continue Reading

Big Shot In Vegas

The Justice Department’s Big Show: It arrested 21 of 22 defendants who were in Las Vegas for the firearms-related industry’s biggest annual event, in the presence of 1,400 journalists from the U.S.Continue Reading

The FCPAscam 22: Who Do They Work For?

Helmie Ashiblie: One of 22 people from the law enforcement and military equipment supply industry arrested this week for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.The Justice Department didn’t name them.… Continue Reading

Lessons From FCPAscam

That’s a Smith and Wesson and you’ve had your six.

        ~ James Bond to an out-of-ammo assailant in “Dr. No”

Twenty-two people from military and law-enforcement supply companies — including the vice president of sales for American gun-maker Smith & Wesson — were arrested Tuesday on charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and conspiracy to violate the FCPA and launder money.… Continue Reading