No. 91
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California: From Fallujah to FBI investigation: The undoing of Duncan Hunter Politico

Maryland: Members Of Elite Baltimore Police Task Force Are On Trial For Corruption NPR 

Michigan: Rizzo fights to avoid early prison stay Macomb Daily

Michigan: UAW Official's Widow Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud in Bribery Case Reuters 

New York: Small donors can propel political victory, James says Brooklyn Daily Eagle (CAPI Mention)

New York: Are You an Honest Man?’ Witness Is Asked in Corruption Trial. ‘I Am Today.’ The New York Times

Texas: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings met twice with businessman tied to bus bribery investigation Dallas News

Texas: District judge in Hidalgo County charged with accepting bribes My San Antonio

USA: Bob Menendez, no longer facing corruption charges, regains his Senate leadership post The Washington Post

USA: Massive Pentagon agency lost track of hundreds of millions of dollars Politico

USA: Navy admiral: New measures in place to thwart another ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption scandal Stars and Stripes

USA: Treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution — here's why Business Insider (CAPI Board Member)

USA: The Law and the #NunesMemo The Brian Lehrer Show (CAPI Mention)

USA: Russia penetrated voter databases before 2016 election The 11th Hour with Brian Williams (CAPI Mention)

Greece: EU migration chief hits out at ‘sick minds’ over Greece bribery probe BBC

Israel: Netanyahu suggests police could implicate him in corruption probe 
The Washington Post

Saudi Arabia: Anti-Corruption Campaign In Saudi Arabia Raises Questions On Economic Health Of Country NPR

South Korea: Samsung Heir Freed, to Dismay of South Korea’s Anti-Corruption Campaigners New York Times



Is It Now Too Hard To Prosecute Politicians For Corruption? WBUR


Seven Additional Principals of Highly Effective Inspectors General

In our latest Integrity in Brief, Glenn Fine, who is performing the duties of Acting Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense, calls upon his extensive experience in the field to share tips for success as an IG. Building on his first Seven Principals of Highly Effective Inspectors General, this is required reading for anyone interested in how IGs work toward clean, honest, and efficient government, and demonstrates yet again the critical role oversight entities play in ensuring that our governments are corruption-free. Read the brief here.

Raising the Bar

Reducing Conflicts of Interest and Increasing Transparency in District Attorney Campaign Fundraising 

Make sure to read CAPI's report based on our independent review of the campaign fundraising practices of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. The report—which was requested by Vance in October 2017 following media reports suggesting that certain charging decisions may have been influenced by campaign contributions—provides seven recommendations to improve policies around soliciting and accepting campaign donations to avoid actual and perceived conflicts of interest as well as unconscious biases. Read the full report here
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