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Paying congressman to promote company was not bribery (access required)

Defendant’s conviction for bribery was vacated even though he paid a former congressman to help advance his company’s interests because the actions taken by the congressman, including suggesting and recommending the defendant’s company to the Army and a Nigerian company, did not constitute official acts. Background On May 3, 2006, defendant Vernon Jackson pleaded guilty to bribing ...