No. 102

Stories you may have missed this week...


Florida: Boca Raton mayor Susan Hayine charged with official misconduct, corruption NBC 2
 Chuck Rizzo sentenced to more than five years in prison for role in garbage-hauling scandal Macomb Daily News

Minnesota: Former Plymouth City Worker Charged With Soliciting Bribes CBS Minnesota 

Mississippi: Last person charged in prison bribery scheme to plead guilty WJTV 12

New York: Lawyer convicted in corruption case over NYPD gun permits WTOP

USA:  Rodgers: Mulvaney controversy raises legal questions about possible bribery MSNBC  Andrea Mitchell Reports (CAPI Mention)

USA: Federal investigators sought Trump’s communications with his lawyer about ‘Access Hollywood’ tape The Washington Post (CAPI Mention)

USA: Tough talk on corruption, one-and-done, but commission misses the mark ESPN

China: China to alter law as it steps up fight against graft fugitives Reuters

Egypt: Egypt sends former anti-graft chief to prison for 5 years The Washington Post

EU: Whistleblower protection mechanisms to become EU law DW

France: French Billionaire Detained in Africa Corruption Probe U.S. News

Indonesia: Top Indonesian Official, Long Seen as Untouchable, Gets Prison for Graft The New York Times


Funding Integrity:

Comparing Inspector General Funding Approaches

It is a truth universally acknowledged that inspectors general require adequate funding to effectively perform their duties. Whether or not funding is adequate depends on the funding mechanism, but no particular method for budgetary allocations is used universally. In our latest Issue Brief, CAPI reviewed different approaches throughout the country to better understand how budgets for inspectors general offices are set.  Read the full publication here.


In Case You Missed It:
M/W/DBE Workshop
Identifying Problems and Moving Forward with Solutions

The Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (M/W/DBE) programs in place in New York City and New York State are not achieving their laudable goals. Make sure to watch CAPI's conference from last spring which featured relevant stakeholders who explored the deficiencies with the programs as they currently exist and proposed possible solutions.
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