As Tom revels in the Astros inexorable march towards the World Series, he and Jay reflect on Doobie Brothers nomination to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and also discuss some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes.

1.     Is disclosure of a COI enough or should companies go further? Jeff Kaplan.

2.     What is the ‘last mile of finance’ and how is it achieved?  French Caldwell explains.

3.     Ex Credit Suisse bankers to testify in Mozambique corruption case. Patricia Hurtado reports.

4.     French anti-corruption agency issues guideline for T&E, in a White & Case client alert.

5.     When COIs get people killed. Matthew Stephenson on Trump and his business interests in Turkey.

6.     Were Wells Fargo fraudulent accounts tactics used by AT&T? Jaclyn Jaeger explores.

7.     Richard Bistrong explains what channel stuffing is, how he used it to make his numbers and why it’s accounting fraud.

8.     Is it time for Boards to revisit their compliance obligations? Posted by Robert Biskup, Krista Parsons, and Robert Lamm, opine.

9.     Doobie Brothers head (Tom’s) nominations for the 2020 inductees into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Andy Greene reports.

10.  This week Jay joins Tom in a five-part podcast series exploring ethical culture in a corporation, sponsored by AMI. Check out the following lineup: Monday-What is Ethical Culture;  Tuesday-Factors Influencing Ethical Culture; Wednesday-The Role of the CCO; Thursday – Assessing Ethical Culture; Friday– the Role of Ethical Culture in an Overall E&C Program. The podcast will be available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance ReportiTunesJDSupraMegaphoneYouTube,  Spotify and theCompliance Podcast Network.

11.  Popcorn and Compliance is back as Tom and Jay return to take a look at Star Trek-The Motion Picture. Its posts Saturday, October 19 at 7 AM.

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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