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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Kozeny
Citation:667 F.3d 122 (2d Cir. 2011)
Viktor Kozeny (Defendant) was an international entrepreneur who, along with co-conspirators, developed a complex bribery scheme to purchase the state-controlled Azerbaijani oil company SOCAR. Kozeny created an investment bank and another entity through which he purchased state-controlled vouchers, and then he transferred a portion of the vouchers held by these entities to government officials so that they would receive profits from the privatization of the oil company. Kozeny was convicted by a jury of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
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