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Lebanese businessman’s case shows limits of US law

A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, this week acquitted Jean Boustani, a Lebanese boat salesman, of all fraud and money-laundering charges. For Boustani, the jurors’ verdict meant personal vindication. For the US government, the outcome was an unexpected blow to its efforts to make America the world’s policeman. Last winter, the prosecution vowed to […]