Gabon FCPA Judge Mulls Nixing Key Testimony

By Christopher Norton (December 14, 2011, 7:51 PM EST) -- The Washington federal judge overseeing the trial of six military equipment industry executives accused of attempting to bribe Gabonese officials said Wednesday that he would decide Thursday morning whether to scrap the testimony of a government cooperating witness.

Prosecutors allege John Mushriqui, Jeana Mushriqui, R. Patrick Caldwell, Stephen Giordanella, Greg Godsey and Marc Morales tried to bribe Gabonese defense minister Ali Bongo in order 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...

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