With the MLB July 31 trade deadline come and gone, what does zero tolerance mean for the  Astros? Jay is out on a well-earned vacation this week so Tom does a solo show and looks at some of the top compliance stories from the past week.

  1. The Houston Astros trade for Jose Osuna from Toronto. He is one a 75 game suspension for violation of MLB domestic abuse policy. The Astros have a zero tolerance for domestic abusers. Guess what happened? David Barron lays it bare in the Houston Chronicle.
  2. Mike Volkov has a 3 part series on deterrence and white collar crime sentencing on his site, Crime, Corruption and Complinace.
  3. Mark Pyman says that corporations should take on more responsibility for the global fight against bribery and corruption. In the FCPA Blog.
  4. Feds make another FCPA arrest in PDVSA bribery case. Dick Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog.
  5. What is the future of Mexico’s anti-corruption system? Robert Clark explores in a guest post in FCPAméricas Blog.
  6. What are the teachable moments from the Panasonic FCPA Enforcement action? Eric Lochner opines in the FCPA Blog.
  7. What is the complexity of the compliance regulations in georgraphic regions? There is a new index for this. Jaclyn Jaeger reports in Compliance Week. (sub req’d)
  8. Companies which have done business in Malaysia are under scrutiny from a wide variety of regulators for corruption. Is your company ready? John Bray and Harrison Cheng explain what you should be doing in the FCPA Blog.
  9. Who is the only podcaster in compliance to accept queries via carrier pigeon? Eric Morehead. Check out his most excellent podcast, Compliance Beat.
  10. Next week I will have a 5 part podcast series on the intersection of Sherlock Holmes and innovation in compliance on my podcast series, Innovation in Compliance. Starting Monday at noon, you will be able to listen in iTunes here.

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