Mistrial Declared In Gabon FCPA Case

Law360, Washington (July 7, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of four military equipment industry executives accused of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Gabon officials to win contracts, after the jury indicated it was unable to reach a consensus.

Saying it was a “close call,” U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon brought an end to the eight-week trial, in which prosecutors alleged that defendants John Wier III, Pankesh Patel, Lee Allen Tolleson and Andrew Bigelow tried to bribe Gabonese officials to win...
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