Gabon FCPA Informant Told Execs Deal Was Legal: FBI

Law360, Washington (June 9, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT) -- During the trial of military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabon officials for contracts, an FBI agent on Thursday told a Washington federal jury a lead government informant lied to one of the accused that the bribes were compliant with the law.

Defendants Pankesh Patel, Lee Allen Tolleson, John Wier III and Andrew Bigelow allegedly tried to bribe African officials to win contracts to sell armor, weapons and military gear, according to prosecutors. The four are the first of 22 military and law enforcement equipment...
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