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Alabama: Alabama lawyer indicted on felony charge of bribing a juror

Alabama: Groups sue, aim to learn if sheriffs profit from jail food The Washington Post

California: New Ethics Regulations Could Freeze Non-Profit Donations The Bay City Beacon

Illinois: 'A calculated abuse of power': Prosecutors seek 15-20 years for ex-sheriff convicted of corruption Chicago Tribune

Indiana: Northwestern Indiana mayor’s bribery trial delayed again 
U.S. News

Michigan: New Detroit U.S. Attorney plans to keep fighting public corruption, gangs, and violent crime ABC 7 Detroit

Mississippi: Judge delays bribery sentencing for woman who cited health The Seattle Times

New York: On eve of corruption trials, Albany quiet on ethics reforms Newsday

New York: Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges The New York Times

New York: Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini to hold fundraiser Tuesday Newsday (CAPI Mention)

Nevada: Grand jury hears testimony in corruption probe of Las Vegas councilman Las Vegas Review-Journal 

South Carolina: Public corruption is highest priority, candidate for SC attorney general says The State

Australia: Public servants report rise in corruption, prompting calls for federal watchdog The Guardian 

Austria: Corruption prosecutors investigate FIFA dealings with Austria SBS News

Argentina: Corruption Arrests in Argentina Raise Hope, and Skepticism The New York Times

Canada: Allison Hanes: UPAC boss not out to make friends Montreal Gazette

China: Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case 
The New York Times

Mexico: Mexican Governor Says His State Is Being Punished for Corruption Inquiry The New York Times

Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan lawmakers exchange blows over corruption claims ABC News

Vietnam: At Vietnam's Biggest Corruption Trial, Some Skeptical Views U.S. News

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's anti-graft agency investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD Business Insider

Practitioner Toolkit:
A Guide to Asset Forfeiture in Public Corruption Cases

As we wrap up another successful session of our Financial Investigations Seminar hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice's Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, we would like to share with you our best practices in pursuing asset forfeiture in a public corruption case. This toolkit, authored by Assistant United States Attorney Pamela Stanek, details the mechanics of civil and criminal asset forfeiture as they relate to public corruption. Read the full guide here

This brief was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.   



This week our Executive Director, Jennifer Rodgers, appeared on The 11th Hour with Brian Williams to discuss the potential legal issues President Trump could face if he were to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the future of the investigations into the the Trump-Russia dossier.

Watch the first segment here and the second here
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