Robertson Park, a former Assistant Chief of the Justice Department’s Fraud Section, has joined the Washington, D.C. office of the financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle PC, the firm announced.
Park was part of the Justice Department trial team which won the 2009 conviction of Frederic A. Bourke Jr. under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.S. statute prohibiting foreign bribery. Bourke, a founder of the Connecticut fashion accessories designer Dooney & Bourke Inc., was convicted for his role in a 1990s scheme to bribe officials in Azerbaijan, including President Heidar Aliyev, in order to privatize and purchase a state oil company.
The indictment returned in 2005 accused Bourke of having invested $8 million in Oily Rock Ltd., a company controlled by Viktor Kozeny, a Czech-born investor who successfully fought extradition from the Bahamas in March. Bourke is currently appealing against his conviction and one-year prison sentence.
The Justice Department announced in June that Park was also part of team overseeing the investigation of Barclays Bank PLC for its manipulation of the London InterBank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, a benchmark interest rate. The bank that month agreed to pay $160 million to avoid prosecution in the matter.