Richard Broussard is a minor antagonist in Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain.
Broussard was a corrupt official that directed the Carthage Health Authority, one of a network of state agencies developed to identify and prevent possible outbreaks. He earned the authority to inspect the cargo of vessels that entered the Michigan harbours, and criminal organisations began bribing him so he would allow their personnel and/or assets into the United States of America. Broussard had suspected links to Mara Aramov and other important connections, but it was his ties with the CDP that allowed him to obtain a sample of the Omega Strain.
Conspiring with Soren Masson of the Anarchiste Libertaire Armee, a French terrorist group operating out of the island Martinique, he arranged a transaction in which the CHA would give the ALA a sample of the virus in exchange for a substantial sum of money. Broussard was allowing their soldiers access into Carthage through the harbour, bypassing customs or security checkpoints, and the ALA accepted the offer.
The Agency sent Lawrence Mujari to investigate Carthage after becoming aware of Broussard's dastardly shadiness. Despite attempting to interrogate Broussard, Mujari stonewalled numerous times.
A leak in the viral container caused an outbreak, making Broussard back down from the sale after he presumably witnessed first-hand the effects. Although he initially attempted to cover up the truth, news reports soon provided their personal conjecture and rumour control. As for the botched transaction, Masson was able to re-acquire the biological agent despite Broussard's backing out and coordinate an attack all around Carthage. He then engineered the placing of a car bomb near the director, either to maintain his silence about the virus or to exact revenge for rendering the agreement void. However, Broussard narrowly escaped from the explosive and Imani Grey attempted to mount a foot pursuit. Despite Grey's efforts, ALA thugs re-acquired Broussard and took him to a warehouse where Lawrence Mujari was kept. Masson then executed Broussard with a pistol at point-blank range.
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain