Gabon FCPA Informant Defends Plea Deal In Court

Law360, Washington (October 25, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT) -- The government’s cooperating witness in the trial of six military equipment industry executives accused of attempting to bribe Gabonese officials to win contracts denied Tuesday that his plea agreement hinged in any way on the successful prosecution of the defendants.

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...
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