As the administration goes bonkers on the Kavanaugh nomination and the Rosenstein he’s out/he’s in drama, Tom and Jay consider 100+ wins for the Sox and ‘Stros and take a look at some of the week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. Petrobras comes in at No. 3 on the international Top Ten anti-corruption enforcement list with a stunning $1.78bn settlement with the US and Brazil. Dick Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog. Aruna Viswanatha, Jeffrey T. Lewis and Samuel Rubenfeld weigh in on the Wall Street Journal. For more reading see, the Justice Department Non-Prosecution Agreementand the SEC Cease and Desist Order.
  2. Assistant Deputy Attorney General Matthew Miner speaks about the 2017 FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, the 2018 addendums and FCPA enforcement in 2018. For text of speech, click here.
  3. Former Chile mining official settles FCPA charges. Dick Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal.
  4. What does Freud have to do with fraud? Jonathan Marks explains in his Board and Fraud blog.
  5. FIFA wants restitution. A corrupt former official says they aren’t entitled to it? Who has the better case? Mike Curley reports in Law360.
  6. Elon Musk sued by the SEC who says he shouldn’t be running a public company. Matthew Goldstein reports in the New York Times.
  7. Are non-US citizens eligible for SEC whistleblower awards? The SEC answers with a resounding yes. Harry Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog.
  8. What is a Remediation Management Office? Steve Hall and Sydney Rickelman explore in Corporate Compliance Insights.
  9. A BSR survey finds 2018 compliance is more than due diligence and clearing red flags. Alison Taylor reports in the FCPA Blog.
  10. Want a 50% discount to one of the top compliance conferences around? Join Tom and AMI’s Eric Feldman at CONVERGE18 in Denver on October 9-11. I hope you can join me at the event. For information on the event, click here. As an extra benefit to fans of This Week in FCPA, CONVERGE18 is offering a 50% discount off the registration Enter discount code TOMFOXVIP.
  11. The reigning World Series champions Houston Astros clinch the AL West again and will meet the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS. Red Sox clinch home field throughout the playoffs (that is as long as they are in the playoffs).

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