Entries in Richard Morlok (14)
David Edmonds is the seventh former CCI executive to plead guilty to FCPA charges.
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.
There could be a lot of reasons for the latest order in the Carson case.
Former fugitive Flavio Ricotti pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Santa Ana, California to a single count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Travel Act.
An Italian citizen extradited in July last year to face FCPA charges was released from jail two weeks after his arraignment in California. But he can't leave home.
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.)
Let's update the list of individuals waiting to be sentenced for violating or conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Since October, Frederic Bourke and William Jefferson have been sentenced and come off the list. Charles Jumet, Paul Novak, and Fernando Maya Basurto have entered guilty pleas are are added to it. Juan Diaz was to be sentenced on November 13 but the court reset his date. A reader also let us know that Si Chan Wooh, the former head of Schnitzer Steel's international subsidiary, who pleaded guilty in June 2007 to conspiracy to violate the FCPA, is scheduled to be sentenced next year in federal court in Oregon. So the list now stands at 18.
Here they are:
Joshua Cantor -- no date given.
Thomas Farrell -- no date given.
Gerald and Patricia Green -- December 17, 2009
Charles Paul Edward Jumet -- February 12, 2010
Paul G. Novak -- February 19, 2010
Antonio Perez -- October 6, 2009. [No sentencing reported and no resetting of the sentencing date shown in the court docket.]Si Chan Wooh -- April 26, 2010
Jason Edward Steph -- January 28, 2010
Let us know if we're still missing anyone or if other sentencing dates have changed.
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Words we like. From Abraham Lincoln, October 1858:
It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity, and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, "You toil and work and earn bread, and I'll eat it." No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.
We count at least thirteen people waiting to be sentenced for violating or conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Both offenses carry a prison term of up to five years. And for substantive offenses the fine can be up to $250,000 or twice the gross gain produced by the bribes. Those on our list either pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial. Their names (linked to posts describing their guilty pleas or convictions) are followed by current sentencing dates. The dates often slip, so we'll try to stay on top of any changes.
Who are they? A former congressman, a famous entrepreneur, husband-and-wife movie producers, c-level executives and top managers. Real people who are probably going to jail. Yes, the FCPA is serious, and the consequences of not complying with it can be tragic.
Frederic Bourke -- November 10, 2009.
Jim Bob Brown -- January 28, 2010.
Mario Covino -- January 25, 2010.
Juan Diaz -- November 13, 2009.
Gerald and Patricia Green -- December 17, 2009.
William Jefferson -- November 13, 2009.
Joseph T. Lukas -- April 6, 2010.
Richard Morlok -- January 25, 2010.
Antonio Perez -- October 6, 2009. [No sentencing reported and no resetting of the sentencing date shown in the court docket.]
Leo Winston Smith -- December 18, 2009.
Albert "Jack" Stanley -- February 24, 2010.
Jason Edward Steph -- January 28, 2010.
Let us know if there are others who belong on the list.