Greens' bribery trial delayed

Hollywood couple charged with Bangkok fest corruption

LOS ANGELES -- Trial has been delayed for at least a week for a filmmaking couple accused of bribing Thai officials to run the Bangkok International Film Festival.

Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles, said Tuesday that the delay was due to the availability of a prosecution witness. Jury selection is slated to begin Aug. 25.

Gerald and Patricia Green have pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse them of paying $1.8 million in bribes to Thai officials so they would be awarded lucrative business contracts.

Gerald Green produced Oliver Stone's "Salvador" and most recently "Rescue Dawn" starring Christian Bale. Patricia Green produced "Diamonds," a comedy starring Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall, with her husband.