Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:46 am
Ex-BAE agent found guilty of manipulating evidence
The Associated Press
After pronouncing his verdict Thursday, Judge Stefan Apostol sentenced Count Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly to a suspended two-month prison term.
Mensdorff-Pouilly was originally charged with paying out (EURO)12.6 million ($16.7 million) on behalf of BAE to contacts in Eastern and Central Europe in efforts to win contracts.
Prosecutor Michael Radasztics says he will appeal.
Mensdorff-Pouilly was charged in Britain in 2011 with conspiracy to corrupt in his efforts to secure contracts. But the charges were dropped after the company agreed to pay a multimillion-dollar fine to settle an arms export controls case with the U.S. Department of State.