Boustani Atty Downplays Bribery To Close $2B Fraud Case

Law360, New York (November 21, 2019, 10:29 PM EST) -- In his closing statement at a Brooklyn federal conspiracy trial Thursday, an attorney for Privinvest Group executive Jean Boustani diminished the seriousness of bribery — comparing it to tipping — and argued that his client should be acquitted despite funneling millions to bankers and Mozambican officials.

The federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, where Privinvest Group executive Jean Boustani is on trial on bribery charges. (AP) The government claims Boustani conspired with others to funnel $200 million in project funds into the pockets of Mozambican government officials and Credit Suisse bankers in his work selling maritime projects for shipbuilder Privinvest. The...

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