After a two week absence, Jay and I return for a wide-ranging discussion on some of the top compliance and ethics related stories which happened while we were off, including:

  1. Retired U.S. Army colonel, Joseph Baptiste was caught in a FCPA sting. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal. Richard Bistrong writes that the Baptiste arrest was unlike the Gun Sting case, where he was a cooperating witness. See his blog post in the FCPA Blog.
  2. Andy Spalding asks if the DOJ could make the Pilot Program even better? See his article in the FCPA Blog.
  3. New York banker Mahmoud Thiam jailed for seven years for laundering bribes from Chinese companies. See article by Dick Cassin the FCPA Blog.
  4. Wells Fargo’s woes grow even worse. See Joe Mont’s article in Compliance Week.
  5. Mike Volkov has a two-part series on the intersection of anti-corruption compliance and anti-trust compliance. For Part I, click here. For Part II, click here.
  6. Bill Steinman writes about why we fight graft and corruption in the FCPA Blog.
  7. Compliance Week explores the pro and con arguments of SEC no admission settlements. For the pro side see post by Brad Karp and Susanna Buergel of Paul Weiss. For the con side see post by Judge Jed Rakoff.
  8. SFO wants great powers to fight money-laundering. See article by Suzy Ring in Bloomberg.
  9. Not surprisingly, Uber is under investigation for possible FCPA violations. See article in the WSJ.
  10. Tom interviews Adam Turteltaub about the upcoming SCCE 2017 Compliance and Ethics Institute. See podcast and for registration information click here.
  11. What are the compliance lessons from Hurricane Harvey? Tom explored in Hurricane Harvey-Reflections on Being Prepared and Practicing Compliance. Jaclyn Jaeger discusses Corporate Philanthropy at it Finest in Compliance Week. Matt Kelly explored these themes in a blog post on Radical Compliance. Finally Tom and Matt explored these themes and more in podcast in Compliance into the Weeds.
  12. Yet another Boston sports team caught cheating, as the Red Sox steal signs from the hated Yankees via an AppleWatch. See article in the New York Times.
  13. This month’s podcast series on One Month to a More Effective Compliance Program is in full production. In September, I am reviewing innovations for your compliance program. This week’s topics include how to set a strategic plan for innovation in your compliance program, Artificial Intelligence as a compliance advantage, how to find patterns in raked leaves and ComTech. Oversight Systems is this month’s sponsor. It is available on the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, Libsyn, YouTube and JDSupra.