United States v. Kay

Brief of amicus curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Appellants.

Brief filed: 10/06/2006


United States v. Kay

5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 05-20604

Prior Decision

Appeal after remand by 359 F. 3d 738 (5th Cir. 2004) (No. 02-20588), original case below 200 F.Supp.2d 681 (S.D.Tex. Apr. 18, 2002).


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) requires proof of knowledge of illegality. The FCPA, as applied, denied appellants fair warning.

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