Carpenter Can't Save NGO Boss From FCPA Case

Law360, New York (July 19, 2018, 10:54 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday rebuffed a bid by the head of a Chinese nongovernmental organization to parlay the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Carpenter ruling into the suppression of evidence in his Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case, and further refused to dismiss the criminal action in its entirety.

Chi Ping Patrick Ho, 68, of Hong Kong, is facing charges of violating the FCPA by bribing African officials to gain business advantages for a Chinese energy conglomerate. His attorneys have sought to have evidence retrieved by FBI agents from his cellphone and iPad when he was arrested suppressed, arguing it...

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