In late September, Richard Bistrong, a former executive for Armor Holdings, Inc., a military equipment company, pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the FCPA. He had been cooperating with prosecutors in a large-scale investigation for three years and faces up to five years in prison.

Bistrong admitted to taking part in an effort to keep $4.4 million (USD) in kickbacks off the books between 2001 and 2006. These bribes included $200,000 (USD) to United Nations officials to win contracts to provide body armor to peacekeeping forces, payments to a Dutch police officer for a pepper spray contract, and payments to a Nigerian elections official for a fingerprint ink pads contract.