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FBI Invoked Gabon’s Leader in Anti-Bribery Sting

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  • bobutne
    .......The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs permanent subcommittee on investigations included a case history of Gabon in its February report,
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 5, 2010
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      .......The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs permanent subcommittee on investigations included a case history of Gabon in its February report, "Keeping Foreign Corruption out of the United States."

      Investigators found that Omar Bongo used an American lobbyist to bring $18 million in suspect funds into the U.S. financial system to purchase U.S.-built armored cars and to obtain U.S. authorization to buy U.S.-built C-130 aircraft.

      According to the report, Omar Bongo used a series of shell companies and off-shore accounts to transfer millions to a U.S. Lobbyist, Jeffery Birrell, and others. Birrell, who refused to cooperate with the investigation, received at least $600,000 for his efforts, the report said.

      While the sale of the C-130 aircraft did not not go through, Bongo was able to acquire a number of armored H2 Hummer vehicles, an unarmored stretch H2 limousine, and a Cadillac Deville.

      The report also said that Birrell transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars to the bank accounts of several "consultants" for unexplained services.......

      full story:
      http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/04/05/fcpa-sting-case-why-gabon/
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