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Entries in Conspiracy (52)


New Indictment In Old Haiti Bribe Case

The DOJ said today that a superseding indictment has charged six defendants, including four newly named defendants and two former Haitian government officials, in a bribery and money-laundering scheme that started ten years ago.

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Letter From Law Enforcement

One of the toughest and most important jobs anywhere is that of a law enforcement officer. So we're happy today to hear from a member of that community.

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Lindsey Judge 'Shocked' By Gov't Conduct

Lawyers for Lindsey Manufacturing Co. and two of its executives learned yesterday that the government failed to turn over a grand jury transcript containing testimony of FBI agent Susan Guernsey.

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Jury Mulls Fate of Four Shot Show Defendants

The first shot-show defendants to be tried in federal court in Washington, D.C. are now waiting for the jury to return its verdict. Their trial opened on May 16.

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Under The FCPA, Where Are Victim’s Rights?

As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the past few years have seen a dramatic rise in FCPA prosecutions. In 2010 alone, companies settling FCPA-related charges paid $1.8 billion in monetary penalties, nearly tripling the $641 million paid in 2009.

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Shot-Show Trial Opens In DC

The first shot-show defendants are in federal court in Washington, D.C., where jury selection has just started.

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FCPA Defendants Face The Verdict Of History

Should anyone be surprised by the guilty verdicts handed down Tuesday in the Lindsey case? Not at all. History, and the odds, are always against FCPA defendants.

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Guilty Plea By Shot-Show Defendant

Haim Geri, one of the 22 shot-show defendants, pleaded guilty yesterday in the District of Columbia to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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FCPA Defendants Face Long Odds

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, aren't foreign officials under the FCPA.

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Unsealed: US v. Salvoch

The former CFO of Latin Node Inc. was charged in December in a sealed criminal information with conspiracy to violate the FCPA.

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Why She Can't Be Free

We're not sure, metaphysically, how blessings are turned into curses. But we imagine Angela Aguilar must be asking herself that question a lot these days.

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Some Christmas Cheer

Who isn't dying for a technical explanation of the difference between conspiracy and aiding and abetting?

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