FBI Agent Says Lurid Texts Were Part Of FCPA Probe

Law360, Washington (October 13, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT) -- An FBI agent testifying against six military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials to win contracts told a federal jury Thursday that his sexual innuendo-laced text messages with the government's lead informant were part of building their operational relationship.

Prosecutors allege John Mushriqui, Jeana Mushriqui, R. Patrick Caldwell, Stephen Giordanella, John Godsey and Marc Morales tried to bribe the defense minister of Gabon to win contracts to provide armor, weapons and military gear, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The six are...
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