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Wednesday
Mar062013

Time served for Bodmer

The Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in 2004 to helping move money used to bribe officials in Viktor Kozeny's Azeri privatization scheme was sentenced in New York on Wednesday to the time he already served in jail.

Hans Bodmer, 57, had faced up to ten years in prison for a money laundering conspiracy while he worked for Kozeny.

He provided key testimony against Frederic Bourke in a 2009 trial. A jury convicted Bourke of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and lying to FBI agents. Bourke was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. He's free on bail while he appeals his conviction.

Bodmer was jailed in Korea after his arrest there in 2003 and in the United States following his extradition. He was released when he agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors.

David Glovin of Bloomberg said Bodmer was also ordered to pay a $500,000 fine and make restitution of about $131,000.

Bodmer was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin. She also presided over Bourke's trial.

Two other defendants in Kozeny's case, Thomas Farrell and Clayton Lewis, face sentencing next month.

Bodmer was also supposed to testify against Kozeny. But last year the U.K. Privy Council ruled Kozeny can't be extradited from the Bahamas to the Unites States to face prosecution.

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