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Entries in Joel Esqenazi (8)


‘Foreign official’ arguments in appeals court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will hear oral arguments Friday from two defendants convicted in the Haiti telco case. They're challenging the DOJ's interpretation of ‘foreign official’ under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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DOJ Answers Esquenazi and Rodriguez

The appeal by Carlos Rodriguez and Joel Esquenazi of their FCPA convictions is now with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

As Mike Koehler noted in his post today (and in prior coverage), 'this is a historic appeal, the first time in the FCPA’s history that “foreign official” will be squarely before an appellate court.'

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Joseph Jailed In Haiti Telco Case

A former official at state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in prison.

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Judge Cuts Antoine's Sentence

Prosecutors asked for a reduction in Robert Antoine's sentence after he testified against other defendants in the sprawling Haiti telco case.

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On This Appeal Hang The Lives Of Men

Without any appellate record to guide them on the issue of 'foreign officials,' should Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez have gone to trial? Or should they have plea-bargained for shorter sentences?

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Duperval Jailed For Nine Years

Jean Rene Duperval, a Haitian official at the center of the DOJ's sprawling Haiti Telco prosecution, was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for money laundering.

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The Lindsey Trial and 'Foreign Officials'

Trial courts have decided 'foreign official' challenges before. We already looked at the Carson case. This time, it's the Lindsey prosecution -- when another federal judge issued a written ruling on the meaning of 'foreign official.'

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U.S. v. Carson and 'Foreign Officials'

In U.S. v. Carson, the defendants submitted a sixty-one page argument on the issue of who's a 'foreign official,' along with a declaration by Mike Koehler about the FCPA's legislative history that stretched to one hundred fifty pages.

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