Feds Blasted Over Sentencing Threat In Oil-For-Food Case

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT) -- A Canadian man who admitted to bribing Iraqi officials to help his company Innospec Inc. secure United Nations contracts ripped federal prosecutors in Washington on Thursday after they threatened to withdraw their recommendation that he serve a relatively lenient 7 1/2-year sentence.

Ousama M. Naaman admitted he had made some mistakes during his years of cooperation with federal investigators, but argued none of his errors merited retribution from prosecutors who had promised to support a 25 percent reduction in his recommended 10-year sentence.

"For reasons that...
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