NEW YORK Aug 16 A former Morgan Stanley
real estate dealmaker was sentenced to nine months in prison on
Thursday for skirting the bank's internal controls in an effort
to enrich himself and a Chinese government official.
Garth Peterson, 43, pleaded guilty in April to conspiring to
evade internal accounting controls that Morgan Stanley was
required to maintain under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices
Act, an anti-bribery law.
Morgan Stanley was not charged in the case.
Peterson had been a managing director in Morgan Stanley's
real estate investment and fund advisory business. He was
sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein in Brooklyn, New