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Entries in Frederic Bourke (103)


Lessons I learned as a cooperating witness

From the Frederic Bourke prosecution to the PetroTiger cases and the FIFA indictments, defendants who enter early guilty pleas and testify for the government have a role in most big bribery cases.

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WSJ: Esquenazi, Rodriguez will seek Supreme Court review

Image courtesy of the U.S. Supreme CourtSam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported that Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, who were convicted for FCPA-related offenses in a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company, plan to file a petition this week for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Bourke completes sentence, is released from prison

Image courtesy of the Federal Bureau of PrisonsFrederic Bourke served nearly a year as an inmate of Englewood Camp, a 165-bed minimum-security prison in the southwest suburbs of Denver, Colorado. He walked free on March 21.

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Bourke enters Englewood

Frederic Bourke is now an inmate of Englewood Camp, a minimum-security facility in the southwest suburbs of Denver, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

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Bourke's last stand?

A federal appellate court Tuesday denied Frederic Bourke's request to rehear an appeal of his 2009 FCPA conspiracy conviction.

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Supreme Court denies Bourke review

As reported by the SCOTUS Blog, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied Frederic Bourke's petition for certiorari (review) of his 2009 conviction for conspiracy to violate the FCPA and lying to FBI agents.

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Lewis given time served for Kozeny conspiracy

The former hedge fund executive who pleaded guilty nine years ago to conspiracy to violate the FCPA was sentenced Wednesday to time he aleady served in jail.

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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.

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Judge delays Lewis sentencing to April 

Clayton Lewis, the hedge fund partner who invested and lost $126 million in Viktor Kozeny's Azeri privatization scheme, won't be sentenced until at least April, according to an order issued this month by the judge hearing his case.

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That's no bribe, it's ransom money

Companies often face extortionate demands from foreign police, bureaucrats, and regulators, who threaten to hold, expel, or even harm employees if ransoms aren't paid. And there have always been questions whether those involuntary payments can violate the FCPA.

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