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U.S. v. Stuart Carson el al. (Declaration of Professor Michael Koehler)

U.S. v. Stuart Carson el al. (Declaration of Professor Michael Koehler)

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 NICOLA T. HANNA, SBN 130694, nhanna@gibsondunn.comGIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 1200Irvine, CA 92612Telephone: (949) 451-3800 / Facsimile: (949) 451-4220Attorneys for Defendant STUART CARSONKIMBERLY A. DUNNE, SBN 142721, kdunne@sidley.comSIDLEY AUSTIN LLP555 W. Fifth Street, Suite 4000Los Angeles, CA 90013-1010Telephone: (213) 896-6000 / Facsimile: (213) 896-6600Attorneys for Defendant HONG CARSONTHOMAS H. BIENERT, JR., SBN 135311, tbienert@bmkattorneys.comBIENERT, MILLER & KATZMAN, PLC903 Calle Amanecer, Suite 350San Clemente, CA 92673Telephone: (949) 369-3700 / Facsimile: (949) 369-3701Attorneys for Defendant PAUL COSGROVEDAVID W. WIECHERT, SBN 94607, dwiechert@aol.comLAW OFFICES OF DAVID W. WIECHERT115 Avenida Miramar San Clemente, CA 92672Telephone: (949) 361-2822 / Facsimile: (949) 496-6753Attorneys for Defendant DAVID EDMONDSUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTCENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIASOUTHERN DIVISIONUNITED STATES OF AMERICA,Plaintiff,v.STUART CARSON, et al.,Defendants.CASE NO. SA CR 09-00077-JVS
DECLARATION OF PROFESSOR MICHAEL J. KOEHLER INSUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS’MOTION TO DISMISS COUNTSONE THROUGH TEN OF THEINDICTMENT
Hearing Date: March 21, 2011Time: 8:00 A.M.Courtroom: 10CTrial Date: October 4, 2011The Honorable James V. Selna
 
Case 8:09-cr-00077-JVS Document 305 Filed 02/21/11 Page 1 of 152 Page ID #:2836
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTSPageI.
 
BACKGROUND AND ISSUE CONSIDERED..................................................1
 
II.
 
OVERVIEW OF OBSERVATIONS...................................................................4
 
III.
 
STRUCTURE OF DECLARATION...................................................................8
 
IV.
 
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY RELEVANT TO ENACTMENT OF THEFCPA IN 1977....................................................................................................10
 
A.
 
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Multinational Corporations,United States Senate, 94th Congress, First Session (May 16 and19; June 9 and 10; July 16 and 17; and September 12, 1975)(“Political Contributions to Foreign Governments” Hearings)...............10
 
B.
 
H.R. 7539 (Introduced June 3, 1975).......................................................12
 
C.
 
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on International EconomicPolicy, House of Representatives, 94th Congress, First Session(June 5, July 17, 24, 29, September 11, 18 and 30, 1975) (the“International Economic Policy Hearings”)............................................12
 
D.
 
Hearings Before the Committee on Banking, Housing and UrbanAffairs, United States Senate, 94th Congress, First Session(August 25, 1975) (the “Lockheed Hearing”)..........................................18
 
E.
 
S. Res. 265 (Introduced September 25, 1975).........................................21
 
F.
 
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on International Trade of theCommittee on Finance, United States Senate, 94th Congress, FirstSession (October 6, 1975) (the “Trade Abroad Hearings”).....................22
 
G.
 
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Priorities and Economy inGovernment of the Joint Economic Committee, 94th Congress,First and Second Session (January 14 and 15, March 2 and 5,1976) (the “Abuses of Corporate Power” hearings)................................23
 
H.
 
H.R. 11987 (Introduced February 19, 1976)............................................24
 
I.
 
S. 3133 (Introduced March 11, 1976)......................................................25
 
J.
 
S. 3150 (Introduced March 16, 1976)......................................................26
 
 
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K.
 
President Ford Establishes the Task Force on QuestionableCorporate Payments Abroad (March 31, 1976).......................................26
 
L.
 
Hearings Before the Committee on Banking, Housing and UrbanAffairs, United States Senate, 94th Congress, Second Session(April 5, 7 and 8, 1976) (the “Foreign and Corporate BribesHearings”)................................................................................................27
 
M.
 
S. 3379 (Introduced May 5, 1976)...........................................................32
 
 N.
 
S. 3418 (Introduced May 12, 1976).........................................................33
 
O.
 
Report of the Securities and Exchange Commission onQuestionable and Illegal Corporate Payments and Practices (May12, 1976) (the “SEC Report”).................................................................34
 
P.
 
Hearings Before the Committee on Banking, Housing and UrbanAffairs, United States Senate, 94th Congress, Second Session(May 18, 1976) (the “Prohibiting Bribes to Foreign OfficialsHearing”)..................................................................................................39
 
Q.
 
H.R. 13870 (Introduced May 18, 1976)...................................................41
 
R.
 
H.R. 13953 (Introduced May 21, 1976)..................................................42
 
S.
 
H.R. 14340 (Introduced June 11, 1976)...................................................42
 
T.
 
Secretary Richardson’s Letter to Senator Proxmire Regarding S.3133 (June 11, 1976) (“Secretary Richardson’s Letter”).........................43
 
U.
 
President Ford’s Remarks Regarding Questionable CorporatePayments Abroad (June 14, 1976)...........................................................45
 
V.
 
H.R. 14358 (Introduced June 14, 1976)...................................................46
 
W.
 
H.R. 14681 (Introduced July 1, 1976).....................................................46
 
X.
 
S. 3664 (Introduced July 2, 1976)............................................................47
 
Y.
 
Senate Report No. 94-1031 as to S. 3664 (July 2, 1976).........................48
 
Z.
 
President Ford’s Message Urging Enactment of ProposedLegislation to Require the Disclosure of Payments to ForeignOfficials (August 3, 1976)........................................................................51
 
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