Judge Vacates FCPA Conviction Over Gov't Misconduct

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday vacated the conviction of a Mexican company director for helping Lindsey Manufacturing Co. bribe a Mexican state-owned utility in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case, citing serious problems with the U.S. government's investigation and prosecution.

U.S. District Judge Howard Matz vacated Angela Maria Gomez Aguilar's conviction for conspiracy to commit money laundering on the grounds that the government had committed multiple acts of misconduct in pursuing convictions in the Lindsey case, including concealing false grand jury testimony by FBI agent...
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