Feds Win Asset Freeze In $54M Afghan Contract Bribery Case

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT) -- A Utah federal judge Wednesday gave prosecutors the green light to keep cash, gold coins, a sports car and other property seized from American International Security Corp. and others over their alleged roles in a bribery scheme aimed at winning $54 million in government contracts in Afghanistan.

Judge Dustin Pead backed federal prosecutors' request to freeze $15 million worth of property taken through a civil warrant carried out before defendants were indicted, despite defendants' claims that by targeting property already listed in the civil case, and...
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