Federal sentencing dates often slip. But if theirs hold, four defendants in FCPA cases will learn their fates this month:
Gerald and Patricia Green -- January 21, 2010.Jim Bob Brown -- January 28, 2010.
Jason Edward Steph -- January 28, 2010.
If all of them are sentenced on schedule, this will be the biggest sentencing month ever for individuals in cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
This month could also see the longest sentence handed out to an FCPA defendant. Under the federal guidelines, Gerald Green, 77, is facing between 20 and 25 years in prison; the government wants him sentenced to life in prison.
And this may be the month when the first married couple -- Gerald Green and his wife Patricia -- are sentenced for FCPA violations. (Stuart Carson and his wife, Hong Rose Carson, face FCPA charges in another pending case.)