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Entries in Gerald Green (71)

Thursday
Aug272015

Thailand indicts ex tourism chief and daughter for film festival bribery, likely ending U.S. prosecution

Prosecutors in Thailand indicted the former tourism chief and her daughter for taking bribes from a Hollywood producer and his wife in exchange for contracts to run a film festival.

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Tuesday
Aug252015

Hollywood producer, once jailed for FCPA offenses, dies in LA

The A-List film producer who spent six months in prison for violating the FCPA by paying bribes in Thailand has died.

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Thursday
Nov132014

Report: Siriwan faces Thailand indictment for film festival bribery

Thailand's attorney general and the top anti-corruption agency have jointly agreed to indict former Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Juthamas Siriwan for taking bribes in connection with the Bangkok Film Festival.

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Tuesday
Oct012013

Enforcement Report for Q3 ‘13

DOJ and SEC enforcement of the FCPA slowed a bit during the summer months. But after a blockbuster Q2, the third quarter still saw four guilty pleas, one more than the prior quarter, and three declinations, up from two in the previous three months.

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Monday
Sep092013

Cameo Corruption, Part I: An Alternative Method of Bribery?

The SEC’s apparent industry sweep of film studios in April 2012 raised a lot of eyebrows. While the sweep’s commencement was surprising, it disappeared as quickly as it started. Though no one outside the U.S. government knows exactly what, if anything, the SEC uncovered, this action certainly forced filmmakers to take notice of the FCPA.

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Friday
Jul122013

Ninth Circuit denies relief in FCPA appeal

Hollywood producers Gerald and Patricia Green lost an appeal of part of their FCPA-related sentence yesterday when a three-judge panel denied their request for relief from a $250,000 restitution order.

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Thursday
Jun132013

The business of criminal forfeiture (or what happens to the bling)

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marshals ServiceFederal criminal prosecutions against individuals, including most FCPA cases, often include asset forfeiture counts. Faced with the prospect of being stripped of everything they own, most defendants forget about going to trial and cop a plea instead.

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Monday
Jan142013

Judge mulls wider ban on prosecution of bribe takers

A judge in California may decide whether federal law reflected by the FCPA prevents charging foreign officials with money laundering in connection with bribes they took.

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Monday
Nov192012

Siriwan, facing charges at home, asks for U.S. dismissal

The Thai official accused by the DOJ of laundering bribe money she took from two Hollywood movie producers wants the charges dropped because Thailand has postponed her extradition and will put her on trial.

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Tuesday
Jun192012

Not So Fast: Are DOJ Flops Always Failures?

When Roger Clemens and FCPA defendants walk, should we only see failure by the DOJ?

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Tuesday
Apr172012

Carsons Plead Guilty

Two former executives of Control Components Inc. became the second husband and wife convicted of FCPA offenses when they pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Santa Ana, California.

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Tuesday
Feb282012

A Survey Of FCPA Sentences

Last week in Houston the three KBR-related sentences ranged from 30 months in prison for Jack Stanley to just a year of unsupervised probation for Wojciech Chodan. Jeffrey Tesler was in the middle with 21 months in jail. How do their sentences compare?

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