Feds Blast Gabon FCPA Execs In Closing Argument

Law360, Washington (January 9, 2012, 6:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday wrapped up its case with gusto against five military equipment industry executives accused of attempting to bribe Gabonese officials, saying the defendants were clearly aware that a crime was being committed.

Prosecutors allege John Mushriqui, Jeana Mushriqui, R. Patrick Caldwell, 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 five are among the second...
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