August 8, 2020

Following the recent COVID-19 outbreak within the Miami Marlins baseball team, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that MLB would be requiring each team to designate a compliance officer. These compliance officers would travel with the teams...

July 30, 2020

Following years of scandals within several United States Olympic Committee National Governing Bodies (NGBs), the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has hired its first Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer while also rolling out new audit standards for its NGBs....

July 1, 2020

 

The NBA, in announcing its restart plan for the 2019-20 season, did not specifically refer to it as a compliance program, notwithstanding it has  many of the essential elements of an effective compliance and ethics program. However, the plan is limited in scope – its...

May 22, 2020

While sports officials have not been formally designated “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic, they certainly remain essential to all sports organizations now in the process of reorganizing to resume play. Of course, without sports officials, the games cann...

May 8, 2020

No country in the world has the array of sports available to the public as does the United States. Whether one is an actual participant or just an avid enthusiast, there is much to choose from in this country. Sports in the United States are further characterized by a...

April 22, 2020

According to a recent report in the New York Times (the “Times”), after years of investigations and indictments, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) handed down an indictment on April 6, 2020, charging representatives working for Russia and Qatar with bribi...

March 18, 2020

Washington Post writer Matt Bonesteel reports that, according to charging documents, more than two dozen horse racing industry employees have been charged with participating in a widespread, corrupt doping scheme, the latest black eye for the troubled sport. Racehorse...

March 9, 2020

At first blush, trying to find something positive about the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal is like the proverbial “finding a needle in a haystack.” However, after considering all the associated events of the past few months, one silver lining is the response by...

January 20, 2020

After receiving Major League Baseball’s (MLB) blockbuster report on the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, team owner and chairman, Jim Crane, announced at a press conference on January 13 that he had fired general manager (GM) Jeff Luhnow and field manager A.J. Hi...

January 3, 2020

Historically, the main focus of health care fraud investigations in the U.S. has been on  insurance, drug and medical fraud – mostly in governmental health care programs such as Medicare (federal) and Medicaid (state). The FBI estimates that health care fraud in the U....

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