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Arkansas: Former Arkansas state senator, others named in indictment The State

Maryland: Grand jury indicts former Maryland delegate in bribery case US News

Mississippi: Ex-lawmaker gets 7 years in prison for bribery NewsCenter ABC 11

New Jersey: New Jersey mayor charged with corruption in warehouse scheme Reuters

New York: The hole in the Mayor's money-into-pockets defense Gotham Gazette (CAPI Mention)

Oklahoma: Oklahoma auditor says legislation would invite corruption US News

Utah: Former Utah Attorney General acquitted of bribery charges The Wall Street Journal 

Brazil: Brazil prosecutor plans to investigate ministers, senators for graft Reuters

Russia: Russia dismisses sweeping corruption allegations against Medvedev The Washington Post

South Korea: Will South Korea's impeached president be removed from office? Court to annouce verdict Friday Los Angles Times 

Ukraine: Ukraine protesters keep graft trial on track despite health scare, bomb threats Reuters


Study finds India is Asia's most corrupt country, while Japan comes in last Forbes

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

A Model for Public-Private Cooperation against Graft

Fighting maritime corruption could increase market competitiveness and economic inclusivity in order to save an annual US$2 billion in customs revenue. The 2011 MANC approach is an industry led-initiative to rid the maritime industry of corruption and promote fair trade. MANC has over 70 global member companies that include vessel-owning organizations within the maritime industry, cargo owners and service providers. 

In our latest Integrity in Brief, BSR's Allison Taylor and Martin Benderson detail the challenges and successes of combating maritime corruption. Through case studies highlighting anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria and Indonesia, the global community sees that the project has a positive impact on the transparency of regulation for import and export of goods, and has improved accountability of government stakeholders to the private sector. 

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

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