Gabon FCPA Execs Decry FBI Tactics, Informant

By Christopher Norton (January 10, 2012, 6:29 PM EST) -- Attorneys for five military equipment industry executives accused of attempting to bribe Gabonese officials on Tuesday strongly denounced the government's key cooperating witness who helped the FBI set up the sting operation — and the tactics used — that ensnared the defendants.

Prosecutors in Washington federal court 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. They are among the second group to go to trial out of 22...

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