Will another Kleptocrat lose ill-gotten gains? Jay and I are back to consider some of the top compliance articles and stories which caught our eye this week. We give some final thoughts on the Astros sign stealing scandal, at least until the MLB Report on the Red Sox comes out.

  1. Africa’s richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, accused of massive looting of Angola during her father’s reign. US companies under scrutiny for facilitating her looting, Michael Forsythe, Kyra Gurney, Scilla Alecci and Ben Hallman in the NYT. Her own bank fires her as a customer, Michael Forsythe in the NYT. PwC CEO warns ‘heads may roll’ over the firm’s work for Isabel Dos Santos, Larry Elliott and Graeme Wearden in Davos, and Juliette Garside in The Guardian.
  2. Tom wraps up his multipart series on the Astros sign stealing scandal; Part 4-The Truth of the Game, Part 5-the Whistleblower and Amensty and Part 6-the Scarlet C. Tom and Matt take a deep dive in this week’s Compliance into the Weeds.
  3. Mike Volkov takes a look at the year in OFAC enforcement. Part 1 and Part 2.
  4. How can you use the Benczkowski Memo internally? Jay explores in his CCI
  5. Latest Edleman Report shows trust going down. Matt Kelly explores in Radical Compliance.
  6. How does the DOJ draft new policies? Clara Hudson reports on Matthew Miner speech in GIR.
  7. Five men indicted in massive crypto-currency scheme. Jonathan Marks on the lessons learned in his Board and Fraud
  8. Lawyers from Skadden Arps compare and contrast UK and French guidance on cooperation. In NYU’s Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  9. Was the SFO’s internal guidance a missed opportunity? Aziz Rahmen thinks so, in the FCPA Blog.
  10. On the Compliance Podcast Network, Tom continues his 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program series. 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel. If you want to binge out and listen to only these episodes, 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.