As highlighted in this previous post, on February 26th Judge Janet Bond Arterton (pictured – D. Conn) granted Lawrence Hoskins’s motion for acquittal on the seven FCPA charges he was convicted of by the jury. However, the judge denied Hoskins’s motion for acquittal on the five money laundering charges he was convicted of by the jury.
Thus, next up in the long history of the case was sentencing on the money laundering convictions.
As highlighted in this post, Judge Arterton significantly rejected the DOJ’s 7-9 year sentencing recommendation and sentenced Hoskins to approximately 1 year. (See here).