The old Chinese saying “money and power always come together” acknowledges the prevalence of using political power to gain business advantage in China. In ancient China, governmental officials opened their own businesses, which earned them the title “Red Hat Businessmen” alluding to the official hat under the Qing Dynasty of China.
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Joseph Sigelman, who served as a former co-CEO of PetroTiger Ltd., is the latest FCPA defendant to argue that employees of state-owned enterprises aren't "foreign officials" under the FCPA.
David Edmonds, a former vice president of California-based Control Components Inc., was jailed for four months at his sentencing Monday for violating the FCPA, followed by four months of home confinement.
The former CEO of Control Components Inc. was sentenced to four months in prison yesterday and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.
In a court filing late last week, the DOJ said Hong Rose Carson, the former sales director for Control Components Inc. in China and Taiwan, should be sentenced to just six months of home confinement and fined $20,000.
Here's what happened during the second quarter of 2012.
David Edmonds is the seventh former CCI executive to plead guilty to FCPA charges.
Chris Matthews of the Wall Street Journal reported today that Paul Cosgrove will appear in federal court Tuesday and plead guilty to charges stemming from a global bribery scheme at Control Components Inc.
Without any appellate record to guide them on the issue of 'foreign officials,' should Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez have gone to trial? Or should they have plea-bargained for shorter sentences?
Trial courts have decided 'foreign official' challenges before. We already looked at the Carson case. This time, it's the Lindsey prosecution -- when another federal judge issued a written ruling on the meaning of 'foreign official.'