Execs Can't Blame Prosecutors In FCPA Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT) -- A District of Columbia federal judge on Monday rebuked attorneys representing military executives charged with trying to bribe Gabon government officials to win contracts for equipment, saying they treaded on thin ice by accusing prosecutors of misconduct.

A defense team representing Pankesh Patel, John Wier III, Andrew Bigelow and Lee Allen Tolleson, the first of the executives to go to trial, told U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon that the entire indictment should be dismissed. The government made a series of misrepresentations and misstatements that could...
To view the full article, register now.