Witness Grilled On Plea Deal In Gabon FCPA Case

Law360, Washington (June 1, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT) -- The defense team for four military equipment company executives charged with trying to bribe Gabon government officials to win contracts pressed the prosecution's cooperating witness Wednesday in Washington on the nature of his plea agreement, suggesting it unduly influenced him.

Jonathan M. Spiller, who pled guilty in March to a conspiracy charge in exchange for having other charges, including money laundering, dropped, faced questions from defense attorneys for Pankesh Patel, John Wier III, Andrew Bigelow and Lee Allen Tolleson on the extent to which prosecutors were...
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