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Entries in Judge Richard Leon (8)

Tuesday
Jun132017

Richard Bistrong: I wanted to go home, the judge wanted me in jail

A few weeks ago, I read about an “exasperated federal judge” at the sentencing of Samuel Mebiame, the 43-year-old son of the former prime minister of Gabon, who was an intermediary for Och-Ziff. 

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Monday
Oct172016

Richard Bistrong: One more cross examination about the Africa Sting

I'll be talking about the Africa Sting on October 26 at the FCPA Blog Conference in NYC. It will be the first time I've publicly discussed my role in the Sting.

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Wednesday
Apr062016

DC Circuit Court overrules Judge Leon in Fokker DPA case

United States Circuit Judge Sri SrinivasanA three-judge federal appeals court said Tuesday the DOJ's settlement with Fokker Services B.V. for alleged sanctions violations could go ahead after a district court judge rejected the arrangement as "anemic."

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Tuesday
Nov102015

Lessons I learned as a cooperating witness

From the Frederic Bourke prosecution to the PetroTiger cases and the FIFA indictments, defendants who enter early guilty pleas and testify for the government have a role in most big bribery cases.

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Tuesday
Aug042015

Richard Bistrong: ‘It wasn't worth it’

During a recent anti-bribery panel in New York City, I was asked why I talk about my former corrupt behavior and the time I served in federal prison. "Why don't you put it all behind you?" the questioner wanted to know.

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Friday
Jul262013

Finally, a thumbs up for IBM settlement 

After a wait of two years, a federal judge Wednesday granted final approval for IBM's settlement with the SEC of civil FCPA charges.

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Thursday
May022013

IBM discloses broad new DOJ investigation

IBM said in an SEC filing this week that the DOJ has opened an FCPA investigation into transactions in Poland, Argentina, Bangladesh, and Ukraine. 'The DOJ is also seeking information regarding the company’s global FCPA compliance program and its public sector business,' IBM said.

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Monday
Dec242012

Judge Leon rejects SEC, IBM settlement

A federal judge Thursday angrily rejected a proposed 2011 settlement between the SEC and IBM, saying the  company should be required to report all accounting violations and not just FCPA anti-bribery problems.

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