Businessman Says FCPA 'Tampering' Was To Stop Extortion

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT) -- A French businessman charged with attempting to obstruct a U.S. bribery investigation into BSG Resources Ltd.’s efforts to secure mining rights in Guinea told a New York court Thursday that he is innocent and was only attempting to stop a blackmail plot.

Frederic Cilins, 50, has been charged with offering $5 million to Mamadie Toure, the former wife of a late Guinean official, to obtain and destroy incriminating documents in an attempt to interfere with a grand jury investigation into whether BSGR violated the Foreign Corrupt...
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