FCPA Defendants Paid Informant For Consulting Work

Law360, Washington (June 8, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Washington heard Wednesday that the chief informant in the government’s case accusing four military equipment industry executives of bribing Gabon government ministers for contracts had been paid for consulting work by the same companies whose officers he tried to lure into an illegal deal.

In addition to earning his own income from retainers for work done for the military equipment companies, informant Richard Bistrong was also paid $5,000 a month by the FBI under a so-called personal services arrangement, the jury was...
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