Miami Telecom Exec Wants FCPA Charges Tossed

Law360, New York (November 4, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT) -- A Miami telecommunications executive has asked a federal judge to toss the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case pending against him, maintaining that any alleged improper payments to officers of Haiti’s state-owned national telecommunications company do not constitute bribes to foreign officials.

Joel Esquenazi, who was indicted for violations of the FCPA in December 2009, on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against him in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, saying that it fails to state a criminal offense....
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