Terra Execs Point To New Evidence In Acquittal Bid

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT) -- Two Terra Telecommunications Corp. executives convicted of trying to bribe officials at a purportedly state-owned company in Haiti asked a Florida federal judge Thursday for an acquittal or new trial, saying new evidence shows Telecommunications D’Haiti SAM is a private outfit.

Former Terra executive vice president Carlos Rodriguez filed two acquittal motions before U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez, while his co-defendant, former Terra President Joel Esquenazi, asked to join them in large part.

Following a 2 1/2-week trial, a jury convicted both men Aug. 5...
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