The Department of Justice previously charged 22 defendants with foreign bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act based upon an FBI led undercover sting operation involving a fictitious weapons sale in excess of $1 million to the nation of Gabon. The AHLG won a dismissal of all charges against its client Daniel Alvirez after Judge Leon had dismissed the conspiracy count and the first two trials had resulted in hung juries.
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“This outcome was the right thing to do by everyone's standpoint,” Alvirez's lawyer, Asa Hutchinson, said in an interview. Geri's lawyer, Eric Bruce of Kobre & Kim LLP, said in a statement that “it would have been a grave injustice” for his client “to ... See all stories on this topic »