Gabon FCPA Witness Grilled Over Past Drug Use

Law360, Washington (November 1, 2011, 10:48 PM EDT) -- Military equipment industry executives accused of attempting to bribe Gabonese officials told a Washington federal jury Tuesday that the government's main cooperating witness' memory of events in the case were spotty due to his past drug use.

Prosecutors allege John Mushriqui, Jeana Mushriqui, R. Patrick Caldwell, Stephen Giordanella, Greg 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...
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