Frederic Bourke, co-founder of the luxury-handbag maker Dooney & Bourke, is set to enter prison this week for conspiring 15 years ago in what prosecutors called “one of the most audacious” bribery schemes ever attempted in the former Soviet Union.
A Swiss lawyer who was the U.S. government’s star witness in a bribery case over an oil deal in Azerbaijan, was sentenced to time already served in prison and ordered to pay a $500,000 fine for his role in the scheme.
Frederic Bourke, the co-founder of handbag maker Dooney & Bourke who was convicted of joining in a foreign bribery conspiracy, lost his bid for a hearing into whether prosecutors presented false testimony at his trial.
Frederic Bourke, a Connecticut businessman who was convicted at a U.S. trial of bribery overseas, wants to reopen his case for his lawyers to question a prosecutor about whether he let a key government witness give false testimony.
A Swiss lawyer who was the U.S. government’s star witness in the 2009 bribery trial of American businessman Frederic Bourke resigned from the board of Hyposwiss Private Bank Ltd. amid allegations that he orchestrated a new money-laundering scheme.