Compliance into the Weeds

Lessons from the Astros Sign Stealing Scandal

av Compliance into the Weeds | Publicerades 1/22/2020

Compliance into the Weeds is the only weekly podcast which takes a deep dive into a compliance related topic, literally going into the weeds to more fully explore a subject. In this episode Matt indulges me as we take a deep dive into the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal. We mine the episode for compliance and ethics lessons. It turns out there are quite a few.  Some of the highlights include: Ø  What was the role amnesty to the players played in both the speed of the MLB Report and its thoroughness?  Ø  Does the MLB sanctions against Luhnow and Hinch send a clear (enough) signal?  Ø  It was a technology innovation which led to the scandal. How does that inform a compliance professional?  Ø  Houston’s culture was broken. How can it be fixed? Ø  Did the Mets and Red Sox both actually consider keeping Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran? If so why?   Resources Tom’s five blog posts (to date) in the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog.  Part 1-The Scandal Part 2-Luhnow and Hinch Part 3-Compliance Lessons Part 4-Ethics and The Truth of the Game Part 5-the Whistleblower and Amnesty Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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What happens when two compliance aficionados get together to talk all things compliance, risk management and ERM? You get Tom Fox, the Voice of Compliance and Matt Kelly, the Coolest Guy in Compliance, going into the weeds of a topic each week. Each week, you can take a deep dive with two of the top writers, thinkers and prognosticators in compliance.