From Behind the Bribe: Steps to Protect Your Organization

Richard Bistrong of Behind the Bribe

Former FBI/U.K. cooperator Richard Bistrong will share his unique insight on real ethics and compliance issues

Date & Time:

Monday, May 2, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM




University of St. Thomas
Opus Hall, Rooms 201 and 202
South 10th Street and Harmon Place
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Join the University of St. Thomas Organizational Ethics and Compliance Program for lunch and a unique opportunity to hear from anti-bribery consultant and former FBI/U.K. cooperator Richard Bistrong on Monday, May 2, at St. Thomas's downtown Minneapolis campus.

As vice president of international sales and marketing for a large multinational defense company, Richard pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA. Richard spent 14½ months in prison and was released in December 2013. As part of his plea and immunity agreements, Richard went to work as a confidential human source and cooperating witness for the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI and the city of London Police. Richard has since used his knowledge and experience at the “sharp end” of international business to work with organizations to bolster their anti-corruption efforts.

During his talk at St. Thomas—“From Behind the Bribe: Steps to Protect Your Organization”—Richard will share his frame of mind on the front lines of international business, the personal impact of prison life, and his post-conviction experiences, and will counsel on how to avoid similar issues in your own organization. Richard also will address the real-world behavioral risks that front-line international executives face in their work and the red flags that a risk-based approach to anti-bribery compliance often misses.

Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m., and Richard will speak beginning at noon. A Q&A session with Richard will follow from 1-1:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures. 

Click here to watch a video about Richard Bistrong. 

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.