Frederic Bourke Jr. leaned back and stared at the ceiling in disbelief Friday as a jury convicted him of a doomed bribery conspiracy to gain control of a state-run oil company in Azerbaijan. The face of the 63-year-old co-founder of handbag maker Dooney & Bourke, who was defended by lawyers from Jones Day, turned red as he absorbed the news he now faces prison time for a fiasco that already had cost him more than $5 million of his own money.
Entrepreneur Is Found Guilty of Conspiracy in Azerbaijan
New York Law Journal
July 13, 2009