Ex-Alstom Exec's Bribery Ties Are Plain, DOJ Tells Jury

Law360 (October 28, 2019, 10:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice began a keenly anticipated bribery trial Monday against a former Alstom executive accused of coordinating payoffs to Indonesian officials for a $118 million power project, telling a jury he personally chose at least one "bag man" and deserves conviction under an expansive, but rarely tested, reading of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

 The DOJ's case pa rtly rides on convincing the Connecticut federal jury that Lawrence Hoskins, 68, a former executive based at Alstom's headquarters in Paris, was an "agent" of U.S.-based unit Alstom Power Inc. when he allegedly approved two consultants to help the company win...

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