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Carson Gov't Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

Carson Gov't Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

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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 AttorneyGREGORY W. STAPLES (155505)Assistant United States Attorney411 West Fourth Street, Suite 8000Santa Ana, California 92701Telephone: (714) 338-3541Facsimile: (714) 338-3564E-mail: doug.mccormick@usdoj.govKATHLEEN McGOVERN, Acting ChiefCHARLES G. LA BELLA, Deputy Chief (183448)ANDREW 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:charles.labella@usdoj.govandrew.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 OPPOSITION TODEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS THEINDICTMENT; MEMORANDUM OF POINTSAND AUTHORITIESHearing Date & Time:May 14, 20129:00 a.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, “the
 
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12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728government”), hereby files its Opposition to Defendants’ Motionto Dismiss the Indictment. This Opposition is based upon theattached memorandum of points and authorities, the Declaration ofAssistant United States Attorney Douglas F. McCormick andexhibits thereto filed concurrently herewith, the files andrecords in this matter, as well as any evidence or argumentpresented at any hearing on this matter.DATED: April 6, 2012 Respectfully submitted,ANDRE BIROTTE JR.United States AttorneyDENNISE D. WILLETTAssistant United States AttorneyChief, Santa Ana Branch OfficeDOUGLAS F. McCORMICKAssistant United States AttorneyDeputy Chief, Santa Ana Branch OfficeKATHLEEN McGOVERN, Acting ChiefCHARLES G. LA BELLA, Deputy ChiefANDREW GENTIN, Trial AttorneyFraud Section, Criminal DivisionUnited States Department of Justice/s/DOUGLAS F. McCORMICKAssistant United States AttorneyAttorneys for PlaintiffUnited States of America
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION PAGE
TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
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 MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES
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I.INTRODUCTION
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II.BACKGROUND
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III.ARGUMENT
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 A.The Government Has Gone Beyond Its DiscoveryObligations To Ensure That The DefendantsReceive Potential Brady Material
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B.The Documents CCI Has Been Unable To Locate
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C.Defendants’ Inability To Access ForeignThird-Party Records
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D.Denial Of Access To Witnesses
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E.The FCPA Is Not Void For Vagueness
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F.The Travel Act Is Not Void For Vagueness
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G.The Defendants Have Not Been Denied TheRight To Present A Complete Defense
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IV.CONCLUSION
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