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Posts Tagged: Victor Kozeny

Frederic Bourke And The Four Bad Facts

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently released its long-awaited opinion in the appeal of hand-bag mogul turned FCPA defendant Frederic Bourke.

Bourke advanced a number of issues on appeal, but from an FCPA perspective none were as interesting as his contention that the trial court erred in giving a “conscious avoidance” instruction to the jury.… Continue Reading

New Money-Laundering Allegations Against Bodmer

Bloomberg’s David Glovin, who provided outstanding daily coverage of Frederic Bourke’s 2009 FCPA-related trial, filed a story yesterday about new money laundering allegations against a key government witness, Hans Bodmer.

The Swiss lawyer was accused in August by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska of ‘masterminding a scheme last year to loot OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, a nickel producer in which Deripaska invests.’… Continue Reading

Lewis Sentencing: Not This Year

Clayton Lewis — who pleaded guilty in 2005 to conspiracy to violate the FCPA — will wait until at least next February to be sentenced.

Lewis was a partner in Omega Advisors, Inc.,… Continue Reading

Are ‘Red Flags’ Good News For Bourke?

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion this week that could mean Frederic Bourke has a better chance to win a new trial.

In the appeals court, four executives of General Re and AIG won new trials after being convicted of securities fraud and related charges.… Continue Reading

Bodmer Appointed To Board Of Swiss Bank

Hans Bodmer. Photo courtesy of Hyposwiss Private Bank. Bloomberg’s David Glovin reported this month that Viktor Kozeny’s Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in the U.S. to conspiracy to launder money was appointed to the board of “a Swiss bank that the government said he used in the criminal scheme.”… Continue Reading

Worst FCPA Prosecutions Ever

We have enormous respect for those who serve the public, including the prosecutors at the DOJ. Without them, the ‘rule of law’ would just be pretty words.

But everyone is human and stuff happens.… Continue Reading

DOJ Looks For Kozeny Decision ‘This Year’

In a letter asking for another sentencing delay for a potential witness against Viktor Kozeny, the DOJ has said the U.K. Privy Council accepted jurisdiction over Kozeny’s extradition from the Bahamas and could decide the case this year.… Continue Reading

Waiting For Viktor

FCPA fugitive Viktor KozenyClayton Lewis was a partner in Omega Advisors, Inc., a hedge fund that invested and lost about $126 million in Viktor Kozeny’s Azeri privatization scheme.

Lewis,  prosecutors said, knew Kozeny planned to pay bribes but went ahead with the investment anyway.… Continue Reading

The Fugitive Report 2010

Frerik Pluimers, the only FCPA fugitive with his own wanted poster.About a year ago, we compiled our original list of fugitives — people facing FCPA-related criminal charges but still at large.… Continue Reading