Bribe producers to be sentenced
Couple allegedly paid $1.8 million to secure film fest dealsA Los Angeles filmmaking couple is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday after being convicted of bribing Thai officials so they could run the Bangkok International Film Festival.
Gerald and Patricia Green each could face more than 20 years in prison. The pair were convicted in September on conspiracy and money laundering charges.
Prosecutors say the Greens paid a former Thai tourism official about $1.8 million to secure the Bangkok film festival and tourism-related deals between 2002 and 2007. The couple's defense attorneys contend their clients didn't bribe anyone.
The Greens are the first entertainment industry figures who have been convicted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Gerald Green's credits include "Salvador," and "Rescue Dawn."