Gabon FCPA Informant Gets 18 Months In Prison

Law360, Washington (July 31, 2012, 4:42 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a key government informant in a failed foreign government bribery sting to 18 months in prison for his own criminal behavior, rejecting the defense's and government's pleas for a probation-only punishment.

Richard Bistrong faced five years in prison for violating the Federal Corrupt Practices Act by bribing foreign officials in exchange for contracts for his employer Armor Holdings Inc., as well as for exporting military products to Iraq without a license. He had expressed hope that his 2 1/2...
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