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Florida: With corruption probe looming, Michael Grieco drops Miami Beach re-election bid Miami Herald

Georgia: Former city purchasing chief pleads guilty in Atlanta bribery scandal

Kentucky: Rick Pitino’s ouster leaves Louisville dazed from scandal fatigue The Washington Post

Michigan: Sen. Johnson corruption trial delayed until 2018 Detroit News

New Jersey: Overturned Convictions Loom Over Menendez’s Corruption Trial New York Times

New Jersey: New Jersey mayor resigns after admitting corruption charge Reuters

New York: Experts: Expect Another Skelos Conviction City and State (CAPI Mention)

New York: Prison Term for Weiner Is Set, but Where Will He Go? New York Times (CAPI Mention)

Pakistan: Pakistani court indicts finance minister on graft charges Business Insider

South Africa: South Africa anti-Zuma protests harden ANC succession divides Reuters 

Tunisia: Anger as Tunisia grants amnesty to officials accused of corruption The Guardian 


Ethical Issues in the Trump Era:

A Conversation with Walter Shaub, former 
Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics

Join CAPI and Columbia Law School's Social Justice Initiatives October 17 as we host a discussion with Walter Shaub in which he will describe his work, the importance of ethics in government, the concerns around whether of the Trump administration will provide a clean and accountable Presidency, and what he and others are doing about it. One free ethics CLE credit will be available. Sign up here

When: October 17, 2017 12:10pm-1:10pm

Where: Columbia Law School Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103


Don't forget to save the date for our other events with free CLE credit this fall:

October 20: Procurement Fraud Mini-Conference 9am-11am

October 24: Ethics, State Constitutions, and Election Day: What You Should Know About The "Con Con" Vote 6:30pm-8pm

CAPI on Metrofocus

This week, a federal appeals panel overturned the 2015 corruption convictions of Dean Skelos, former majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his son, Adam. 

In an interview with Metrofocus, Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers explains why the corruption convictions were overturned and the ramifications for corruption cases going forward, including the ongoing trial of Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. 

The full segment is available here
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