Calif. Judge Dings Defense In CCI Foreign Bribery Case

Law360, New York (May 19, 2011, 7:06 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday explained his reasons for rejecting defense attorneys’ challenge to the term "foreign official" in the U.S. law that bans foreign bribery — a blow to former executives of valve control maker Control Components Inc., but one that experts say could still complicate matters for prosecutors in some cases down the road.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna issued an opinion on a motion in which the defendants had claimed the charges should be dismissed because employees of state-owned companies overseas...
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