Today’s post is from Mike Madigan, Paul Calli, and Chas Short who represented individuals in the DOJ’s failed Africa Sting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action.
Convicted federal felon Richard Bistrong is speaking at an FCPA Blog conference today about his role in the failed Africa Sting prosecution. In Bistrong’s tout about the occasion, he said “it will be the first time I’ve publicly discussed my role in the Sting” and he dubbed it “one more cross examination about the Africa Sting.”
You may remember the Africa Sting case, in which the government manufactured a fake “crime” with Bistrong at the center and every accused person was vindicated. The truth won out; Bistrong and his FBI puppeteers were unsuccessful.
We won’t be paying money to attend the FCPA Blog conference to hear Bistrong have “one more cross examination.” We’re familiar with the real cross examination. We were there.
In this post, we share our observations regarding Bistrong’s real cross examination and highlight various facts from information and records in the public domain.