2nd Mistrial Declared In Gabon FCPA Case

Law360, Washington (January 31, 2012, 5:18 PM ET) -- A Washington federal judge declared a mistrial Tuesday for three military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials to win business, after a jury acquitted two others Monday but failed to reach unanimity on the three remaining.

Prosecutors alleged that John Mushriqui, Jeana Mushriqui, R. Patrick Caldwell, Greg Godsey and Marc Morales tried to bribe Gabonese defense minister Ali Bongo in order to win contracts to provide armor, weapons and military gear, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The jury acquitted Caldwell, an...
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