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White Collar Criminals: F.B.I. Charges Arms Sellers With Foreign Bribes

FBI Director Robert Mueller

FBI Director Robert Mueller

Sometimes the proposition was delivered in a quiet corner of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami. Sometimes the setting was the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel, a few blocks from the White House. The topic might be grenade launchers, rifles, handguns, ammunition or bulletproof vests — components of the basic Warlord Starter Kit. But the question put to a succession of arms industry executives last May was always the same: Would you pay bribes to get a piece of a $15 million contract to equip the presidential guard of an African country? According to the Justice Department, almost two dozen executives said yes, put it in writing and wrote checks — without realizing that the African officials getting the bribes were actually undercover F.B.I. agents. The play-acting ended on Tuesday, when…

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One Response to White Collar Criminals: F.B.I. Charges Arms Sellers With Foreign Bribes

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    March 2, 2010 at 5:36 am

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