FCPA Case: U.S. v. Green

The Greens, owners of Los-Angeles-based Film Festival Management, Inc., were convicted after a jury trial in the Central District of California in September 2009 of conspiracy to violate the FCPA, violating the FCPA, committing money laundering, and other charges relating to bribes paid to government officials. The government alleged that the Greens paid government officials in Thailand in order to secure contracts to manage and operate Thailand’s yearly Bangkok International Film Festival and other contracts. In August 2010, U.S. District Court Judge George Wu sentenced the Greens to 6 months imprisonment, plus three years supervised release, and ordered to pay $250,000 each in restitution. Initially the government sought a higher sentence on appeal, but then dismissed its 9th Circuit appeal in August 2011. The Greens’ prison terms are the most lenient in the recent FCPA cases.

News

"Green Restitution Order Stands ... For Now," FCPA Professor, July 12, 2013.

"Prosecutors Drop Appeal of Short Sentence in Green FCPA Case," Securities Law Blog, August 29, 2011.

"Greens Get Six Months In Jail," The FCPA Blog, August 13, 2010.

"Verdict In ... Green's Found Guilty," FCPA Professor, September 14, 2009. [More coverage here]

Defense Filings

Supplemental Sentencing Information Responding to Government's Continuing Citation to Other FCPA Sentencings, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Aug. 10, 2010 C.D. Cal.)

Reply Memorandum to Government's Sentencing Memorandum, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Jan. 19, 2010 C.D. Cal.) 

Government Filings

Motion to Substitute Assets To Money Judgments of Forfeiture, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Nov. 19, 2011 C.D. Cal.) 

Notice of Appeal of Sentence, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Oct. 8, 2010 C.D. Cal.)

Memorandum In Response To Defendants' Supplemental Sentencing Information, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Aug. 11, 2010 C.D. Cal.) 

Combined Sentencing Position for Defendants and Sentencing Memorandum, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Jan. 14, 2010 C.D. Cal.)

Response and Objections To Pre-Sentence Report As To Defendant Gerald Green, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Dec. 14, 2009 C.D. Cal.)

Second Superseding Indictment, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59(B)-GW (Oct. 1, 2009 C.D. Cal.)

Trial Memorandum and Exhibit, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (July 30, 2009 C.D. Cal.)

First Superseding Indictment, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59(A)-GW (March 11, 2008 C.D. Cal.)

Joint Filings

Joint Proposed Jury Instructions and Government's Proposed Jury Instructions; Defendants' Proposed Jury Instructions, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59(B)-GW (Aug. 13, 2009 C.D. Cal.)

Court Orders

General Order of Forfeiture As To Defendants Gerald Green and Patricia Green, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Aug. 13, 2010 C.D. Cal.)  

Jury Instructions, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Sept. 11, 2009 C.D. Cal.)

Post-Indictment Restraining Order, United States v. Gerald Green and Patricia Green, Cr. No. 08-59-GW (Nov. 6, 2008 C.D. Cal.)  

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