As Walmart bans the sales of handguns and certain ammo and President Trump uses a sharpie to claim Hurricane Dorian is headed towards Alabama, Tom and Jay are back  to discuss some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes.

  1. How compliance led to Walmart’s decision to ban gun and certain ammo sales. Jaclyn Jaeger reports in Compliance Week. Read Walmart CEO letter announcing decision, here.
  2. Tom and Jonathan Marks author a compliance game plan for your first 18 months in the CCO chair. Tom blogs about the highlights on the FCPA Compliance and Ethics blog. You can download it here.
  3. Wells Fargo reads NYT article and starts internal investigation after ignoring internal whistleblowers on closed accounts scandal. Emily Flitter reports in the NYT.
  4. Texas woman violates FCPA in Africa adoption cases. Dick Cassin analyzes in the FCPA Blog.
  5. What are some of the blind spots in customer due diligence? Sam Sheen considers in CCI.
  6. How can monitors help in the administrative procesedings? Jay explores in another post on CCI.
  7. How does compliance factor into Brexit? Jonathan Rusch provides yet but one example, in Dipping Through Geometries.
  8. The always great Jonthan Marks opines on the Juniper Networks enforcement action, considering the Board of Directors role, in his Board and Fraud Tom and Matt Kelly consider it on this week’s episode of Compliance into the Weeds.
  9. Odebrecht spanked again, this time by Inter-American Development Bank. Dylan Tokar reports in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  10. Tom begins a preview of the Converge19 speakers in a special bonus series of podcasts on the Compliance Podcast Network. Check out the following: Tuesday-Rebecca Rehm and Matt Doherty on the Drip Drip Drip of Compliance Training; Wednesday-UB Ciminieri and Mark Thurman on the Code of Curiousity; Thursday-Norm Hodne on Bridging the Digital Divide and Friday– Jane Arnott on Risk Mitigation through Encouraging a Speak up Culture. The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Megaphone,YouTube, Spotifyand theCompliance Podcast Network.
  11. Join Tom and Jay and a host of other great speakers and guest at Converge19 in Denver October 2 & 3. Listeners to this podcast can obtain a complimentary ticket by using the promotion code foxvip, for registration and information, click here.

Tom Fox is the Compliance Evangelist and can be reached at tfox@tfoxlaw.com. Jay Rosen is Mr. Monitor and can be reached at jrosen@affiliatedmonitors.com.

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