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Carson - DOJ's Foreign Official Jury Instruction

Carson - DOJ's Foreign Official Jury Instruction

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12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR.United States AttorneyDENNISE D. WILLETTAssistant United States AttorneyChief, Santa Ana Branch OfficeDOUGLAS F. McCORMICK (180415)Assistant United States Attorney411 West Fourth Street, Suite 8000Santa Ana, California 92701Telephone: (714) 338-3541Facsimile: (714) 338-3523E-mail: doug.mccormick@usdoj.govKATHLEEN McGOVERN, Acting ChiefCHARLES G. LA BELLA, Deputy ChiefJEFFREY A. GOLDBERG, Senior Trial AttorneyANDREW GENTIN, Trial AttorneyFraud SectionCriminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice1400 New York Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20005Telephone: (202) 353-3551Facsimile: (202) 514-0152E-mail: andrew.gentin@usdoj.govAttorneys for PlaintiffUnited States of AmericaUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIASOUTHERN DIVISIONUNITED STATES OF AMERICA,Plaintiff,v.STUART CARSON, et al.,Defendants.)))))))))))NO. SA CR 09-00077-JVSGOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED JURYINSTRUCTIONS REGARDING“INSTRUMENTALITY” AND SCIENTER;EXHIBITSHearing: August 12, 2011, 1:30 p.m.Plaintiff United States of America, by and through itsattorneys of record, the United States Department of Justice,Criminal Division, Fraud Section, and the United States Attorneyfor the Central District of California (collectively, “thegovernment”), hereby files its proposed jury instructionsregarding the term “instrumentality” in the Foreign Corrupt
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12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728Practices Act (“FCPA”) and regarding the FCPA’s scienterrequirement. The government’s submission is based upon theauthorities cited herein, the attached exhibits, the files andrecords in this matter, as well as any evidence or argumentpresented at any hearing on this matter.DATED: June 30, 2011Respectfully submitted,ANDRÉ BIROTTE JR.United States AttorneyDENNISE D. WILLETTAssistant United States AttorneyChief, Santa Ana Branch OfficeDOUGLAS F. McCORMICKAssistant United States AttorneyDeputy Chief, Santa Ana OfficeKATHLEEN McGOVERN, Acting ChiefCHARLES G. LA BELLA, Deputy ChiefJEFFREY A. GOLDBERG, Senior Trial AttorneyANDREW GENTIN, Trial AttorneyFraud Section, Criminal DivisionUnited States Department of Justice
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 DOUGLAS F. McCORMICKAssistant United States AttorneyAttorneys for PlaintiffUnited States of America2
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COURT’S INSTRUCTION NO. __ “FOREIGN OFFICIAL” AND “INSTRUMENTALITY”
The term “foreign official” means any officer or employee ofa foreign government or any department, agency, orinstrumentality thereof, or of a public internationalorganization, or any person acting in an official capacity for oron behalf of any such government or department, agency, orinstrumentality, or for or on behalf of any such publicinternational organization.An “instrumentality” of a foreign government is any entitythrough which a foreign government achieves an end or purpose,and can include state-owned entities. In determining whether anentity is an instrumentality of a foreign government, you shouldconsider the following:(1)the circumstances surrounding the entity’screation;(2)the foreign government’s characterization of the entityand the entity’s employees, and whether the entity iswidely perceived and understood to be performingofficial (i.e., governmental) functions;(3)the foreign government’s control over the entity,including the foreign government’s power to appoint keydirectors or officers of the entity;(4)the purpose of the entity’s activities, includingwhether the entity provides a service to the citizensof the jurisdiction;(5)the entity’s obligations and privileges under theforeign country’s law, including whether the entityexercises exclusive or controlling power to administerits designated functions;(6)the extent of the foreign government’s ownership of theentity, including the level of financial support by theforeign government (e.g., subsidies, special taxtreatment, and loans);1
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