Jump to content Jump to menu
Why Register?

Shearman FCPA Website: Cases Logo Shearman & Sterling LLP FCPA.Shearman.com: The One-Stop Resource on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

U.S. v. Harris Corporation, John D. Iacobucci, and Ronald L. Schultz

 
:
Harris Corporation -- Harris Corporation
:
DOJ Criminal
:
August 31, 1990
:
U.S. v. Harris Corporation, John D. Iacobucci, and Ronald L. Schultz
:
U.S. v. Harris Corporation, John D. Iacobucci, and Ronald L. Schultz, No. 3:90-cr-00456 (N.D. Cal. 1990)
:
This is one of the few cases in which a corporate defendant went to trial. After hearing the government's evidence, the trial judge granted a motion for judgment of acquittal for all defendants, finding that no reasonable jury could return a guilty verdict against the defendants.
:
Telecommunications-Wireline
:
Colombia
:
January-June 1989
:
Defendent Harris Corporation, a Delaware corporation and a manufacturer of telephone switching systems, defendent John D. Iacobucci, Vice President and General Manager of Harris Corporation's Digital Telephone Systems ("DTS") division, and defendant Ronald L. Schultz, Director of Human Relations and later Director of Administration at DTS, sought to obtain telecommunications contracts from the Empress Nacional de Telecommunicaciones, an instrumentality of the Colombian government. Defendants allegedly conspired to use an intermediary--a consultant, doing business as Polo Associates Corporation, Inc., a Delaware corporation engaged in advising telecommunications companies of ways to obtain business in Latin American countries--to pay a member of the national legislature of Colombia, who had some influence in the award of government telecommunications contracts.
:
Aiding and abetting anti-bribery, Aiding and abetting books and records, Anti-bribery (Issuer), Books and records (Issuer)
:
Acquittal
:
Not stated.
:
0
:
Issuer
:
U.S.
:
Contract Procurement/Retention
:
Not stated.
:
Wire/check
:
Customs Broker or Agent/Consultant
:
22,845
:
United States
:
United States
:
No