2nd Circ. Upholds Bribery Conviction Of UN Officer

Law360, New York (October 26, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Wednesday upheld the fraud conviction of a United Nations procurement officer who steered contracts to a friend in exchange for gifts, finding that he was not immune to prosecution and that the lower court properly instructed the jury.

Defendant Sanjaya Bahel served as chief of the commodity procurement section within the U.N.'s Procurement Division from 1997 to 2003. In 2007, he was sentenced to 97 months' imprisonment and ordered to pay more than $930,000 in restitution for helping his friend Nanak Kohli's...
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