As the Houston Texans head to Boston for the NFL Season Opener and the Houston Astros head to Boston for a preview of the ALCS , Tom and Jay are back with a look at some of the week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. Big pharma member Sanofi settles FCPA violations with $25MM penalty. Dick Cassin reports in the FCPA Blog. Sam Rubenfeld reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  2. SEC lays out two large whistleblower awards. Matt Kelly details it on Radical Compliance. See SEC Press Release. See full SEC Order.
  3. Do you have a whistleblower triage system? Jonathan Marks explains what it is and why you need it on his Board and Fraud
  4. Three former senior executives from Telia, including the former CEO, go on trial in Sweden for paying bribes in Uzbekistan. See report in RadioFreeEurope.
  5. More thoughts and reactions on Hoskins. Matthew Stephenson weighs in on the Global AntiCorruption Blog. Jon Rusch explores what the decision did and didn’t say in Dipping Through Geometries. I explore on the FCPA Compliance Report with former DOJer Laura Perkins (releases Monday, Sept. 10)
  6. ING settles money-laundering violations with Dutch authorities for $900 million. SEC issues anti-piling on declination. Jaclyn Jaeger on the settlement in Compliance Week (sub req’d). Harry Cassin on the SEC declination in the FCPA Blog.
  7. UK High Court restores attorney/client privilege in internal investigations. See Gibson Dunn client alert. See full Court Opinion here.
  8. Anonymous reporting is viewed as critical in the world of anti-corruption compliance. What about in the world of politics? Tom, Jay and Matt debate the anonymous NYT Op-Ed piece detailing the insanity in the White House.
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  11. The Astros magic number is 19 (Jay is far too traumatized to put one on the Red Sox) as they head up to Fenway Park for a three-game series which is a preview of the ALCS. In other news, the Texans head to Foxborough to continue their 0 for Brady streak.

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