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News: 

Florida: Brevard clerk feels 'pure relief' after Needelman found guilty in political corruption case Florida today

Florida: Baez resigns from House after residency probe Tallahassee.com


Georgia: FDA supervisor and local businessman charged in bribery scheme Department of Justice

Hawaii: Honolulu Officers Plead Not Guilty in Corruption Case U.S. News

Maryland: Trump taps high-level Justice Department official as next U.S. attorney in Md. Washington Post 

New Jersey: Bribery Definition in Play as Bob Menendez Closings Approach U.S. News

New Mexico: Jurors hear arguments in Griego corruption trial Albuquerque Journal

New York: Attorney: Move corruption exhibit before trial of ex-Cuomo aide, others Times Union


Pennsylvania: Ex-Councilman Once Imprisoned on Corruption Charges Dies U.S. News

Pennsylvania: Mayor seeks dismissal of corruption case as election nears The Washington Times
 
West Virginia:
Bribery Case Prompts Sheriff's Office Program Changes U.S. News


USA: Manafort Faces Charges That Are Tough to Beat NBC News (CAPI Mention)

Argentina: Argentina's head prosecutor resigns under government pressure Reuters

Canada: Quebec government asks auditor general to probe allegations against anti-corruption unit CBC News

China: China attacks 'schemers and plotters' and pledges to set up state anti-corruption unit The Guardian

Greece: Greek court upholds ex-defense minister's bribery conviction 
ABC News

Nigeria: Nigerian President Fires Officials After Corruption Probe Bloomberg

Puerto Rico: The Whitefish contract in Puerto Rico shows the real cost of bad government The Washington Times

South Korea: Two Park aides apprehended on bribery allegations The Korea Herald

Ukraine: Ukrainian minister's son gets conditional release in graft case Reuters  

 

"Follow the Money"
Financial Training Seminar

CAPI and the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section are co-hosting a three-day Financial Investigations Seminar from January 9th to 11th, 2018 for local, state, and federal government employees who would benefit from learning from top-notch DOJ instructors how to "follow the money." Investigators, auditors, analysts, and lawyers are all welcome. The training will take place at Columbia Law School in New York City. 

This training is a live-group seminar; no advance preparation is required. It will teach participants how to apply investigative techniques and methods to unravel the case study's money laundering scheme, to identify assets for forfeiture, and to make charging and forfeiture decisions. Participants will analyze financial documents to establish links among the targets, assets, and the illegal activities, and will be assigned to a "task force" group to work on and discuss the case study as a team.  Each task force member will take a turn reporting the group's investigative results to the entire seminar. Application is mandatory. Please find the application form on our website here

The seminar is broken into the following modules:

  • Introduction to Financial Investigation
  • Starting a Financial Investigation
  • Bank Secrecy Act Reporting Requirements
  • Organizing a Financial Investigation
  • Obtaining and Analyzing Bank Documents
  • Money Laundering Statutes
  • Identifying Assets for Forfeiture
  • Evaluating and Seizing Assets
  • Proving Unexplained Income
  • Analyzing Tax Records
  • Creating a Money Flow Chart
  • Seizing and Freezing Foreign-Based Assets
  • Anticipating Challenges to Forfeiture
  • Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Charging Decisions

Cost: There is no enrollment cost for this seminar. Participant's agency/office is responsible for all travel expenses and incidentals.

Requirements: As this is an interactive seminar, participants must be present for the entire time each day, which will be roughly from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Space is limited, so please do not apply unless you are able and willing to attend.

To Apply: Complete the application form found on our website (here). Submit to CAPI@law.columbia.edu. 

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by Monday November 20, 2017. Acceptance e-mails will be sent on or about Friday, December 1, 2017.

 

CAPI on CNN

This week, President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, turned himself into the FBI.

In an interview with CNN, Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers discussed the indictments against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, and the guilty plea of former Trump campaign foreign policy advisor, Geroge Papadopoulos. 

You can also watch Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers speak about this news on The Eleventh Hour with Brian Williams, Hardball with Chris Matthews, All In with Chris Hayes, MetroFocus, and CBC News Network and listen on The Takeaway and The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC.
 
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