Gabon FCPA Witness Speaks Up On Past Drug Use, Bribery

Law360, Washington (October 17, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The prime FBI cooperating witness testifying against six military equipment industry executives accused of bribing Gabonese officials to win contracts admitted to a Washington federal jury Monday his extensive history of drug use, visits to prostitutes and criminal activity.

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 the second group to go to trial out of 22 military and law enforcement equipment industry executives...

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