Feds Grapple With Delays In Ecuadorean Oil Bribery Case

Law360 (July 6, 2018, 4:49 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors expressed some urgency at a hearing Friday in Miami to advance a multimillion-dollar case accusing two men of participating in a bribery and money laundering scheme that allegedly helped a company gain $27.8 million in business from Ecuador's state-owned oil company after one of the defendants requested a delay.

The arraignment of defendant Frank Roberto Chatburn Ripalda, who faces charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering, was scheduled for Friday morning but ended up being delayed by at least one week as a magistrate judge decided the district judge should rule on his request for...

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