Gabon FCPA Informant Says He Claimed Deal Was Legal

Law360, Washington (November 3, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The government's cooperating witness in its case accusing six military equipment industry executives of attempting to bribe Gabonese officials admitted to a Washington federal jury Thursday that he improperly told two defendants that the proposed deal was above-board and legal.

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...
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