Film fest producers get only six months in jail in bribery caseThu Aug 12, 2010 @ 05:46PM PST
By Matthew Belloni
The fact that Mr. Green is 77 and uses an oxygen tank for emphysema clearly played a role in the judge's relative leniency. The producer of "Rescue Dawn" and his wife were found guilty last year under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of bribery and money laundering after evidence showed they improperly wooed a Thai government official.
The couple was arrested in 2007 after running the Bangkok International Film Festival from 2002-2006.