No. 82
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Alabama: Birmingham Water Works chair, others charged in corruption probe 

California: USC interviews De'Anthony Melton for second time in bribery case while he remains sidelined Los Angeles Times

Florida: Former congresswoman Corrine Brown sentenced to five years in prison in charity slush-fund case The Washington Post

Illinois: Ex-mayor of Chicago suburb indicted in bribery scheme The Washington Times

Indiana: Terre Haute Federal Correctional Officer faces multiple bribery and permitting escape charges United States Department of Justice

Missouri: Missouri man pleads guilty in jail bribery, smuggling scheme Kansas City Star

New York: Cuomo considers ‘potential next steps’ regarding Rensco DA The Alt (CAPI Mention)

New York: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano back in court in corruption case ABC 7 NY

Pennsylvania: Judge Won't Dismiss Corruption Case Against Allentown Mayor U.S. News

Rhode Island: RI Restores Oversight of Lawmakers Who Might Have Conflicts U.S. News

South Carolina: State lawmakers blur line between public, personal interests Charleston Gazette Mail

Utah: Utah lawmakers co-sponsored bill benefiting their employer The Salt Lake Tribune

Virginia: Virginia judge thrown off bench for witness tampering in wife's federal corruption trial gets 2 months Richmond Times-Dispatch 

USA: Flynn's Plea Deal Makes It Clear He's A Key Witness. But Against Whom? Buzzfeed News (CAPI Mention)

USA: What Flynn's Guilty Plea Could Mean for the Mueller Investigation The Takeaway (CAPI Mention)

USA: Another Navy Officer Faces 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Charges Law 360

Russia: Russian ex-minister gives final argument in corruption trial ABC News

Saudi Arabia: Saudis say most detained in graft sweep agree to settlement 
The Washington Post 

Venezuela: Venezuela's Ramirez attacks efforts to link him to corruption Reuters

Challenges Facing New Oversight Bodies

In one of CAPI's latest Integrity in Brief publications, we address the ever pressing challenges facing new oversight agencies. Based on firsthand accounts from representatives from newly established offices worldwide, this is required reading for anyone considering forming an oversight agency. Read the brief here.

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


Last week we launched our year-end campaign to raise $20,000 by December 31st. So far we have raised $10,500! As of today every dollar that is donated, will be matched 100% by our Advisory Board. We are well on our way to achieving our goal, but we still need your help!

Please join me and add your support today with a gift of at least $75 to help us reach our goal of $20,000 by December 31st. Gifts of any size make a huge impact and help sustain our work.

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