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Stories you may have missed this week...

News:

Alabama: AG Sessions, Senator Shelby part of potential witness list in federal corruption trial ABC 33|40

Alabama: Opening Statements Begin in Bribery Trial Regarding Pollution Cleanup US News & World Report

Massachusetts: 3 state troopers arrested for theft of government funds, U.S. attorney says WCVB ABC

Michigan: Jury Convicts Clinton Twp. Trustee of Corruption and Bribery CBS Detroit

New York: Michael Grimm Falls Back to Earth. In a Ballroom on Staten Island.The New York Times

USA: Mueller reveals closer Manafort ties to Russian oligarch POLITICO

Brazil: Brazil prosecutors charge JBS shareholder Batista with corruption Reuters

Malawi: Malawi Leader Defends Anti-Graft Record After Ally's Rebuke Bloomberg

Malaysia: Malaysia values items seized in ex-PM probe at $273 million AP

Mexico: Disenchanted Youth May Tip Mexican Election to López Obrador The New York Times

Singapore: Getax Ocean Trades fined S$80,000 for corruption involving Nauru official Channel News Asia

South Africa: ANC 'shocked by scale of corruption', vows to root it out IOL South Africa

Ukraine: Law on creation of Anti-Corruption Court comes into force in Ukraine 112 UA

United Kingdom: Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump’s. New York Magazine

Ann Ravel: Former Chair, Federal Election Commission

Profiles in Public Integrity
 
Be sure to check out this Profile in Public Integrity, featuring former FEC Chair Ann Ravel discussing her time on the Federal Election Commission, as well as her time on the California Fair Political Practices Commission. In this interview, she shines light on the obstacles she faced in her career, the projects she worked on with the commissions, and the accomplishments she is most proud of.  She also offers her views on the use of technology to improve government, and what communities like CAPI can do to better aid anti-corruption efforts. 

Read the whole Profile in Public Integrity here.


 

Does Seeking Cell Site Location Information Require a Search Warrant:
Community Contribution


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In light of the Supreme Court's decision this week mandating police obtain a warrant to access cell site location data, make sure to review CAPI's 2016 Community Contribution discussing the background of this conflict in 4th amendment law.  The report explains the buildup to this decision, and breaks down the holdings of each circuit court that had considered this issue prior to this week's Supreme Court ruling.

Read the full Community Contribution here. 
 
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