Posts Tagged: Stuart Carson
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
Does a defendant need to know a bribe taker is a ‘foreign official’ to be guilty of an FCPA offense?
According to the DOJ, the answer is ‘yes.’
The question came up this month in U.S.… Continue Reading
The Travel Act challenge mounted by the Carson defendants has failed.
On Friday, Judge Selna ruled against them and in favor of the DOJ.
Mike Koehler’s report is here.
With defeats on the Travel Act and earlier on the FCPA’s definition of foreign official, nothing now stands between the Carson defendants and their trial, scheduled to start in June next year.… Continue Reading
We’ve talked about the Carson case and the defendants’ challenge to the Travel Act counts.
Extraterritoriality, jurisdiction, and due process (in other words, the threshold questions) are at issue.
Before the Carson briefs were in, a reader asked us about Travel Act jurisdiction over foreign issuers.… Continue Reading
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
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.
In Los Angeles this week, the trial of Lindsey Manufacturing, Dr. Keith Lindsey, Steve K. Lee, and Angela Aguilar opened in federal court.
(On Friday, they lost their motion to dismiss the case when the judge ruled that officers of the Mexican electric utility CFE, who the defendants allegedly bribed, are foreign officials under the FCPA.)… Continue Reading
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