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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

USA v. Bistrong (FCPA Violation)

Richard Bistrong, a former vice president for international sales at Armor Holdings, was charged with paying bribes on various occasions between 2001 and 2006 to win contracts to supply law enforcement equipment to United Nations peacekeeping forces and government agencies in the Netherlands and Nigeria in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). It is also alleged that Bistrong falsified records in order to conceal or mischaracterize those payments and illegally exported ballistic body armor and helmets to Iraq in March 2004. In September 2010, Bistrong pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay bribes, illegally exporting certain goods without authorization, and falsifying books and records. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
Justice
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Charging
1/21/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Armor Holdings, Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Criminal Information 5/11/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database