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Mastercard’s award-winning compliance training film now available

Mastercard took compliance training to a new level when they engaged a production company to depict chapters of my FCPA violations, eventual guilty plea, and sentencing to fourteen and a half months in prison.

An anti-bribery training film based on that Mastercard production is now available for short and long term licensing from Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC in association with Mastercard.

“Behind the Bribe” is designed for use by any company in any industry, and in any location.

This year, “Behind the Bribe” was chosen from among 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents to win two Silver Telly Awards — one for Employee Communications and the other for Training for Corporate Use. The Telly Awards annually showcase the best work in television and video.

“Behind the Bribe” also received a Communicator Award of Excellence for Training for Corporate Use, from among 6,000 entries. The Communicator Awards are the leading international awards program in marketing and communications.

The 11-minute video is narrated by Keith Slotter, former chief of the FBI’s Global Financial Crimes Program.

Karen Griffin, executive vice president and chief compliance officer at Mastercard, said: “We recognized the need to move beyond the traditional classroom exercise to help our teams understand the potential impact of bribery and compliance events.”

“Richard’s story delivered just that and we’re looking at ways to continue to build on this film to continue to reinforce other learning moments.”

It was an honor to work with Mastercard on this production. And it’s an honor to bring “Behind the Bribe” to the wider compliance community.

Here’s the one minute trailer:

To request a demo of the full eleven-minute video or a licensing fee schedule, please click here.


Richard Bistrong is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and CEO of Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLCIn 2010 he pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to violate the FCPA and served fourteen and a half months at a U.S. federal prison camp. He was named to Compliance Week’s list of Top Minds in 2017 and was one of Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics in 2015. He was named by Thomson Reuters in 2018 as a Top 50 Social Influencer in Risk, Compliance and RegTech.

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