FBI Agent Lays Out Origins Of Gabon FCPA Sting

Law360, Washington (September 29, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT) -- An FBI agent detailed for a Washington jury Thursday the origins of a sting operation that snared six military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials to win contracts, focusing on wiretapped phone calls with the FBI's cooperating witness.

Prosecutors allege John Mushriqui, Jeana Mushriqui, R. Patrick Caldwell, Stephen Giordanella, John Godsey and Marc Morales tried to bribe the defense minister of Gabon to win contracts to provide armor, weapons and military gear, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The six are the...
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