Dooney & Bourke Co-Founder Seeks New Bribery Trial

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 10:20 PM EST) -- The co-founder of handbag company Dooney & Bourke, convicted of bribing Azerbaijani officials to seal an oil deal, should get a new trial because of possible government wrongdoing, his lawyers told the Second Circuit on Tuesday.

Prosecutors let the jury hear a false timeline of events when trying Frederic Bourke Jr. on charges that he backed a plan to bribe Azerbaijani president Heydar Aliyev and others, Bourke's lawyer told a Second Circuit panel at oral arguments Tuesday. The arguments mark Bourke's second attempt to appeal his...
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