A closely watched criminal trial begins Tuesday in a Los Angeles federal court involving two Beverly Hills film producers -- a husband and wife -- who are accused of bribing a Thai government official with $1.8 million in payments in order to obtain $14 million worth of lucrative contracts, including management of the Bangkok International Film Festival. The case is one of the few to go to trial involving violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, particularly in the entertainment industry.
Producers of Werner Herzog Film Charged With FCPA Violations
The National Law Journal
August 3, 2009