FBI's Tactics In Gabon FCPA Sting Come Under Fire

Law360, Washington (June 22, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT) -- Government lawyers prosecuting four military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabon officials to win contracts told a Washington federal jury Wednesday that the evidence outweighed any concerns about the sting itself, as the defense blasted the FBI's handling of the investigation.

“Don't be distracted,” U.S. Department of Justice attorney Laura Perkins told the jury in the government's closing argument, referring to the defense team's efforts to shift the focus of the case onto the investigation itself rather than the defendants' actual deeds. She cautioned them...
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