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Executives at Azusa company convicted in scheme to bribe Mexican officials

May 10, 2011 |  5:06 pm

Two executives at an Azusa company were convicted Tuesday by a federal jury on charges that they participated in a scheme to bribe Mexican officials in exchange for government contracts.

The bribes were to help Lindsey Manufacturing win contracts to provide systems and equipment for the Comisión Federal de Electricidad, a state-owed utility company, according to U.S. authorities.

Keith E. Lindsey, 66, of La Cañada Flintridge and Steve K. Lee, 60, of Diamond Bar, were convicted of one count of conspiracy to violate the Federal Corrupt Practices Act and five counts of related violations, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement.

A Mexican woman who served as an intermediary in the scheme, Angela Marie Gomez Aguilar, 56, was also convicted of one count of money-laundering conspiracy, authorities said. Her husband is also charged but remains a fugitive.

The jury reached its verdict after a day of deliberations following a five-week trial.

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-- Robert J. Lopez
Twitter: @LAJourno

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