View Full Version : Arrests at SHOT SHOW 2010

Mesa Defense
01-21-2010, 4:07 PM

Sting Operation

01-21-2010, 4:09 PM
They waited for SHOT to arrest the VP of S+W in front of everybody. Dick move IMO.

I heard people talking about it all the time.

01-21-2010, 4:17 PM
They should be investigating Co.'s like Monsanto instead.

01-21-2010, 4:17 PM
What? When did this happen?

01-21-2010, 5:35 PM
As part of the FBI sting operation, an unidentified business associate who was a former executive for an arms manufacturer arranged a meeting between the arms sales representatives and undercover FBI agents who posed as representatives of an African country's minister of defense.

The agents told the sales representatives that in order to win a contract, they had to add a 20 percent "commission" to price quotes, half of which would go to the purported minister of defense and the rest would be split between the others.

So as a sales rep, you need to know that this is illegal when selling guns? Seems like nasty entrapment with a BS law to begin with. So it's not OK to give a 20% markup/bribe to a foreign government official, but it's perfectly legal to lobby/buy politicians in our own government.

01-21-2010, 5:37 PM
Lots of discussion in this thread too:

01-21-2010, 6:49 PM