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News:

New Jersey: Bail set at $100K for United lobbyist involved in Port Authority corruption Chicago Tribune

New York: Mayor de Blasio's handling of corruption allegations questioned in new poll NY Daily News

New York: Former Ramapo City Supervisor heads to court on fraud and conspiracy charges Lohud Journal News

DC: Ex-Commerce Dept. IT specialist accused of bribery, funneling money through chicken restaurants Washington Post

Los Angeles: 'No great option' for ex-LA sheriff charged with corruption USA Today

Hawaii: Honolulu Airport bribery probe nets 3 guilty pleas Hawaii News Now

Ohio: Indicted councilwoman argues corruption case should be dismissed following decision in McDonnell v. United States Cleveland.com

Texas: 2 Crystal City council members plead guilty to bribery Dallas Morning News

Italy: Anti-corruption agency probes Rome rubbish firm as waste piles up Reuters

Iraq: MPs accused of corruption banned from travelling Al Jazeera

Brazil: Former president Lula da Silva charged in corruption probe WSJ

Guatemala: Former soccer boss pleads guilty to bribery TeleSur
 


Other Views:

America's Global Corruption Crusade NYT Editorial Board

The effect of Brexit on UK and US enforcement Compliance and Enforcement Blog

Corruption in Latin America casts shadow over Rio Olympics WSJ

Does an FCPA violation require a 'Quid Pro Quo?' Developments in the J.P. Morgan 'Sons and Daughters' Case Global Anticorruption Blog
 

Scholarship:

Public Trust Theory as the Basis for Resource Corruption Litigation Open Society Foundations
 
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