Thursday, December 20, 2007

Film Exec and Wife Charged with FCPA Violation

A Press Release of the DOJ tells that "a film executive and his spouse were arrested today on allegations of making corrupt payments to a Thai government official in order to obtain lucrative contracts to run an international film festival in Bangkok, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)."  The case - -charged in early December, but just unsealed -- alleges that the defendants "conspired to make more than $1.7 million in bribe payments for the benefit of a government official with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in order to obtain the film festival contract and contracts with TAT worth more than $10 million."  The defendants are alleged to have been bidding "for the management contract for the annual Bangkok International Film Festival."


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