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Stories you may have missed this week...

News:

Arkansas: Bribery Claims Overshadow Arkansas Government U.S. News & World Report

Indiana: U.S. Attorney: Northwest Indiana crime goes deeper than public corruption Chicago Tribune

New York: Potential Buffalo Billion jurors express strong views on state corruption The Buffalo News

New Jersey: New Jersey Democratic primary voters send Menendez a message Politico

Utah: Ex-Utah A.G. Mark Shurtleff is suing everyone involved in the investigation against him  The Salt Lake Tribune

USA: N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Self-Dealing The New York Times

USA: Trump admin creates new office to investigate citizenship fraud CNN

Australia: Queensland council anti-corruption laws 'undemocratic', independent Cairns councillor says ABC News Australia

China: Former insurance regulator chief Xiang Junbo stands trial for graft Xinhua News

France: Anti-corruption NGO calls for inquiry into France’s 2017 presidential election Politico

Israel: PM to face police interrogation Tuesday over new evidence in Bezeq graft probe
The Times of Israel 

Kenya: Kenya's top prosecutor says anti-graft body's evidence too weak to prosecute Reuters
 

Opinion

Corruption Hits the Small Time The New York Times

What McDonnell v. United States Means for State Corruption Prosecutors

 
In this first article in a two-part series, Amie Ely, Director of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAGTRI) Center for Ethics & Public Integrity, examines what the case means for prosecutors in state courts.  It also offers several practical steps to reduce the chance a state corruption case is imperiled by McDonnell.  

Part II of this piece, which will be published in a future edition of the NAGTRI Journal, will provide further details as to whether McDonnell is likely to apply to state corruption cases and suggest some possible responses to so-called “McDonnell motions” in state cases.  Read the full first article here.
 
 

The FIFA Report:
What Comes Next?

 
As the 2018 World Cup begins, make sure to read CAPI's What Comes Next? in which we explore the implications of the publication of a FIFA Ethics Committee report regarding allegations of corruption during the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Our brief explains that despite poor cooperation from FIFA officials in the investigation, evidence does not reveal efforts by bid committees to exert undue influence on FIFA Executive Committee members in order to secure their votes.  Read the full What Comes Next? here.
 
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