But after two years and two lengthy trials, as well as a significant investment of time and money, DOJ hasn’t notched a single conviction. The first two trials — including 10 defendants in all — ended in hung juries. Three businessmen walked away with acquittals after the latest trial ended in January.
For DOJ, the disappointing results after nearly 100 trial days present a potential public relations headache if the government doesn’t soon win — or if prosecutors abandon the cases altogether.
via Big bribery sting — zero convictions— The National Law Journal