2 Acquitted In Gabon FCPA Case, 3 Await Fate

By Christopher Norton (January 30, 2012, 4:06 PM EST) -- A Washington federal jury on Monday acquitted two military equipment industry executives, including an ex-U.S. Secret Service agent, accused of bribing Gabonese officials to win contracts, but remained unable to come to a consensus on three others.

Prosecutors in Washington federal court allege that 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 military and law enforcement...

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