FCPA Case: U.S. v. Carson

Control Components Inc. (CCI), a California based company, plead guilty in July 2009 to violations of the FCPA and the Travel Act. The government indicted CCI and some of its former employees in the Central District of California for allegedly engaging in “a conspiracy to secure contracts by paying bribes to officials of foreign state-owned companies as well as officers and employees of foreign and domestic private companies” in about 36 countries. Seven defendants were convicted and received varying sentences ranging from home detention to more than three months incarceration.

News

"Recent Sentencing Activity," FCPA Professor Blog, April 30, 2013.

"DOJ recommends no jail for three CCI execs," FCPA Blog, February 7, 2013.

"Control Components CEO, Sales Manager Sentenced in FCPA Case," The Wall Street Journal, November 9, 2012.

"Edmonds [Final Defendant in Carson Case] Pleads Guilty As Trial Nears," FCPA Professor Blog, June 18, 2012.

"Guilty Plea in FCPA Case a Rare Victory for Government," The National Law Journal, May 31, 2012.

"Judge Selna Rejects State Actor Theory – [Denies Defense Motions to Suppress and Dismiss]," FCPA Professor, May 16, 2012. 

"Husband And Wife Plead Guilty To FCPA Violations," The Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2012.

"Defendants in Carson FCPA Case File Two New Motions Attacking DOJ's Relationship With Their Corporation (Who Has Cooperated)," Federal Securities Law Blog, March 6, 2012

"In Carson Case, DOJ Agrees 'Foreign Official' Knowledge Is Required," FCPA Blog, September 27, 2011

"Judge Denies Travel Act Challenge," FCPA Blog, August 15, 2011

"Carson 'Foreign Official' Challenge Moves To Jury Instructions," FCPA Professor, July 5, 2011

Defense Filings

Defendants’ Opposition to Government’s Motion to Exclude Defendants’ Expert Witnesses, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 21, 2012)

Motion to Dismiss the Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. March 5, 2012)

Motion to Suppress Defendants' Statements, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. March 5, 2012)

Objections to Government's Proposed Jury Instruction Regarding "Foreign Official" and "Instrumentality", United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. July 25, 2011)

Defense Proposed Jury Instruction Regarding 'Foreign Official' and 'Instrumentality', United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. June 30, 2011)

Motion to Dismiss the Travel Act Counts, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. June 13, 2011)

Reply Brief in Support of Amended Motion to Dismiss Counts One Through Ten of the Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 2, 2011)

Motion to Dismiss Counts One Through Ten of the Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. Feb. 21, 2011)

Declaration of Professor Michael J. Koehler in Support of Motion to Dismiss Counts One Through Ten of the Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. Feb. 21, 2011)

Government Filings

Superseding Indictment of David Edmonds, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. June 14, 2012)

Government’s Reply in Support of Motion to Exclude Defendants’ Expert Witnesses, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 29, 2012)

Superseding Indictment of Paul Cosgrove, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 25, 2012)

Government’s Motion to Exclude Defendants’ Expert Witnesses, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 11, 2012)

Superseding Indictment of Hong “Rose” Carson, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. April 16, 2012)

Superseding Indictment of Stuart Carson, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. April 16, 2012)

Supplemental Brief Regarding Jury Instructions, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. Sept. 26, 2011)

Objections to Defendants' Proposed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Jury Instructions, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. July 25, 2011)

Government's Proposed Jury Instructions Regarding 'Instrumentality' and Scienter, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. June 30, 2011)

Opposition to Defendants' Amended Motion to Dismiss Counts One Through Ten of the Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. Apr. 18, 2011)

Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. Apr. 8, 2009)

Court Orders

Plea Agreement for Defendant David Edmonds, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. June 14, 2012)

Plea Agreement for Defendant Paul Cosgrove, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 25, 2012)

Tentative Order Denying Motion to Suppress, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 17, 2012)

Tentative Order Denying Motion to Dismiss Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2012)

Order Regarding Select Jury Instructions, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. Feb. 16, 2012)

Tentative Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Travel Act Counts, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. Aug. 12, 2011) 

Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Counts 1 through 10 of the Indictment, United States v. Stuart Carson, et al., No. 8:09-cr-00077-JVS (C.D. Cal. May 18, 2011)

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