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Real estate broker secures lenient sentence as “victim” of FCPA scheme

By Clara Hudson

06 September 2018

Real estate broker secures lenient sentence as “victim” of FCPA scheme The Manhattan courthouses at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan building (middle) and Thurgood Marshall building (right).

In sentencing Joo Hyun Bahn on 6 September to six months for violating the FCPA, a Manhattan federal judge described the real estate broker as a victim duped into paying a bribe by a con man. On the same day, the SEC announced a related settlement with the broker.