No. 104

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Arizona: Judge refuses to throw out Corporation Commission bribery case Arizona Capitol Times

Federal agents search Adelanto mayor's home, City Hall amid corruption probe Los Angeles Times

New York: Closing Arguments To Begin In Sheldon Silver Retrial CBS New York 

VirginiaEx-Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot asks federal court to overturn his corruption convictions The Virginian-Pilot 

USA: Battles With Trump, Banks Marked N.Y. Attorney General’s Tenure The Wall Street Journal (CAPI Mention)

USA: Ex-Navy Contractor Gets 7 Years For $2.8M Bribery Scheme  Law360 

USA: Did Rudy Giuliani put the President in more legal jeopardy? MSNBC (CAPI Mention)

USA: Michael Avenatti claims Michael Cohen received payments from firm controlled by Russian oligarch CBS News (CAPI Mention)

China: A Former Top Chinese Official Gets Life Term for Corruption The New York Times

Brazil: Anti-Corruption Crusader in Brazil Says He Won’t Run for President The New York Times

Saudi Arabia: Saudi King Orders Protection for Whistleblowers in Crown Prince's Anti-corruption Push Haaretz

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka parliament backs special courts for bribery, corruption cases Reuters


The Aftermath of the Senator Menendez Trial and Implications for Bribery Cases:
What Comes Next?

In CAPI's most recent What Comes Next? brief, we explore the implications of the trial of Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. Our brief explains the challenges of proving quid pro quo bribery and how this case sets a precedent for future bribery trials. Read the full What Comes Next? here

Profile in Public Integrity

Jaime Torres Melo
Veedor, City of Bogotá, Colombia

Jaime Torres-Melo is the Veedor (Ombudsman) of the city of Bogotá. The  Veeduría Distrital  is responsible for citizen oversight, corruption prevention, procurement controls, accountability and handling complaints and claims in the district and local administrations within the city. The agency seeks to promote citizen oversight, improve public management in Bogotá and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of public policies. Jaime holds a MSc. in Development Management from The London School of Economics (LSE). Jaime has been a professor at several universities and held a number of positions within the non-governmental sector and the Colombian government, among other roles.
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