Did Real Estate Broker Plead Guilty Under Seal to Outstanding FCPA Charges?

The FCPA Blog


In this blog post, Marc Alain Bohn discusses the possibility that a commercial real estate broker, who was charged in 2017 with conspiring to violate the FCPA, has pled guilty under seal. "(Andrew) Simon entered a plea of 'not guilty' to a superseding indictment filed on March 30, 2018, after which the docket contains limited information until two entries on January 22, 2019, that indicate that Simon is scheduled to be sentenced on February 25, 2019, suggesting his plea agreement is under seal," Bohn writes. "Prosecutors frequently seek court approval to file plea agreements under seal where the settlements relate to other ongoing cases that could be negatively affected by the premature release of sensitive or confidential information."