Skip to comments.SHOT Show Sting Charges Dismissed, Guilty Pleas Vacated, FBI Informant Sentenced to Prison
Posted on 12/03/2012 3:20:59 PM PST by marktwain
In 2010 the BATFE raided the S&W booth at SHOT Show arresting 21 people, including Smith & Wesson executives for beaching the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law which prohibits US corporations, citizens and residents from bribing foreign officials. Those arrested were charged with conspiring to bribe officials in the African state of Gabon as part of a deal to sell $15 million of equipment to the 1,800 man strong Gabon Presidential (Republican) Guard.
Washington, D.C. law firm Miller & Chevalier have published a number of reports on the SHOT Show Sting. Their first report on the case appeared shortly after the arrests
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Really!?? They "beached" the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?? How, exactly did they do that?
Besdies, don't they know that "beaching" federal law is reserved for Obama by Obama???
Since this action was meant to embarass publically and send a message, can we ask for the names of the BATF personnel that were the “controling legal authority” for this charade? It would be nice for them to receive publicity for their complicity.
Beaching a Federal Act, and more besdies!
That is what happens with a too easily stuned beeber. It becomes hugh and series.
-- NSSF would greatly appreciate it if you would stop referring to this as the SHOW Show Sting etc.
Lawrence G. Keane SVP & General Counsel National Shooting Sports Foundation--
--first comment after the article--
LOL, what a concidence, I was wearing my beach besdies when I read this, and here they are, in print and everything. Fortunately, I don’t embarass easily.
Faith and begorra, the luck o' the Irish!!. While pointing out a typo in the article, I fail to notice the one I am creating!!
Hoist by my own petard!! LOL!!!
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