Telecom Head Claims Racism In FCPA Indictment

Law360, New York (November 15, 2010, 1:55 PM EST) -- The president of a Miami-based telecommunications company, indicted for allegedly bribing Haitian officials, has accused the U.S. Department of Justice of selectively prosecuting him and his associates under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act because of their Hispanic and Haitian origin.

More than half a dozen U.S. telecom firms have been investigated for improper relationships with the state-run firm Telecommunications D’Haiti. But with the exception of Terra Telecommunications Corp., all were let off with a hefty fine and no criminal prosecutions, according to a motion filed Friday...
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