Los Angeles film producers sentenced in Thai bribery case

A Los Angeles filmmaking couple has been sentenced to six months in prison, followed by six months of home confinement for bribing Thai officials so they could run the Bangkok International Film Festival.

U.S. District Judge George Wu also ordered Gerald and Patricia Green to pay $250,000 in restitution on Thursday.

They were convicted of conspiracy and money laundering charges in September.

Prosecutors say the Greens paid a former Thai tourism official about $1.8 million to secure the film festival and tourism-related deals.

The Greens are the first entertainment industry figures convicted under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Gerald Green's credits include "Salvador" and "Rescue Dawn." His wife produced "Diamonds," a comedy starring Kirk Douglas.