Husband and Wife Indicted For Bribing Thai Officials

18 January 2008 Publication

In January 2007, the DOJ announced the indictment of Gerald and Patricia Green, owners and operators of Film Festival Management (a private Los Angeles based private entertainment company), for conspiring to bribe an official with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and for making improper payments to the TAT official in violation of the FCPA. According to the indictment, the Greens conspired to make and made more than $900,000 in improper payments to the TAT official in order to obtain film festival contracts and other contracts from TAT. According to the DOJ, the improper payments were part of an inflated budget scheme by which the TAT official would receive "commission" payments which were paid by the Greens to foreign bank accounts held by the TAT official's daughter and friend.