DOJ Went 'Badly Awry' In Lindsey FCPA Case: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (December 1, 2011, 8:07 PM EST) -- A California judge blasted federal prosecutors Thursday for their handling of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case against Lindsey Manufacturing Co. and two of its executives, vacating the defendants’ convictions and tossing the case for multiple acts of flagrant prosecutorial misconduct.

“The government has acknowledged making many ‘mistakes,’ as it characterizes them,” U.S. District Judge A. Howard Matz wrote in a scathing 41-page order dismissing the indictment Thursday. “’Many’ indeed. So many, in fact, and so varied, and occurring over so lengthy a period (between 2008...
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