Richard Bistrong FCPA Blog

Richard Bistrong FCPA Blog

A Real World Compliance Blog based on the actual experiences and perspective of Richard T. Bistrong, a former international sales executive. A venue dedicated to the open and professional exchange of real-world FCPA compliance issues and challenges. Now at


Richard Bistrong

• A sales and marketing Vice President in the Law Enforcement and Defense sector for over fifteen years,
most of which was as VP for International sales.

• A fourth generation founding family member of one of the world’s premier brands of bullet resistant armor.

• Educated in Foreign Policy, UVa, Masters of Arts, 1987. Studied at the Institute for European Studies, Vienna, Austria, 1983.

• Pleaded guilty and sentenced to one count of Conspiracy to violate the FCPA, including books and records as well as exporting goods without authorization.

• Worked as a Confidential Human Source (CHS) and Cooperating Witness for the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

• Served with the City of London Police, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in a covert and cooperating capacity. Received Immunity from Prosecution from the United Kingdom.