The Texans stink up their playoff game, the Bears double-doink their way out, the Seahawks lose but have a great backdoor cover, while in the college ranks Clemson absolutely destroys the previously undefeated Crimson Tide; all while the Trump Shutdown continues into its 3rdweek. Tom and Jay are back in the saddle for a look at some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories.

  1. Nissan and Carlos Ghosn are back in the news. Nissan is investigating other senior execs (Financial Times). Ghosn says the Board approved all his illegal conduct, making it legal. (NYT) His lawyers try to get him bail. (WSJ) Where is the Magna Carta when you need it (Financial Times-Op-Ed)
  2. Will Credit Suisse skate liability in the Tuna Bond scandal? Brooke Masters opines in in the Financial Times.
  3. OFAC goes after Venezuelans for an embezzlement scheme. Jonathan Rusch discusses it his great blog Dipping Through Geomotries. Ian Talley reports in the Wall Street Journal.
  4. What are some of the top elements for a culture assessment? Rebecca Walker writes in the Compliance Program Assessment Blog.
  5. Want to know how to prevent fraud by using effective internal controls. Jonathan Marks gives his secret sauce on Board and Fraud.
  6. What does NAFTA 2 mean for the fight against corruption. Collman Griffin, Marc Alain Bohn and Richard Mojica report in the FCPA Blog.
  7. The DOJ Fraud Section see hike in individual prosecutions. What does it mean? Adam Dobrik considers in GIR.
  8. What will be the impact of the Yates Memo? Kelly Swanson explores in GIR.
  9. New pharma code bans all gifts. Dana Elfin reports in BNA.
  10. Tom is joined by Amii Barnard-Bahn with a 5-part podcast series on the top corporate scandals from the Board perspective on Across the Board. Check out the following: Part 1-CBS and Les Moonves; Part 2-the 1MDB and Goldman Sachs; Part 3– Facebook;Part 4-Tesla and Elon Musk; Part 5-Nissan and Carlos Ghosn. The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Panoplyand YouTube. Soon to be on Spotify and Corporate Compliane Insights.
  11. Start your new year off with the Compliance Evangelist in the Compliance Master Class training. The first session, hosted by Baker Tilly, will be in San Francisco on January 28 and 29. For information and registration details, click here.

 

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