IOM Construction Manager Can't Escape Bribery Charge

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday rejected an International Organization for Migration construction manager's bid to dismiss charges that he solicited bribes for subcontracts in Afghanistan, finding that the criminal case against the Australian citizen can reach beyond the U.S.

Accused of soliciting nearly $200,000, Neil Campbell failed to convince U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer that the statute he allegedly violated did not extend beyond the U.S.' domestic boundaries to his alleged conduct in Afghanistan.

While noting that “courts have long recognized a presumption against...
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