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News:

California: Beverly Hills developer faces federal bribery charge in L.A. County lease deal LA Times

Maryland: Former Md. State Del. Will Campos sentenced in bribery scheme Washington Post

New York: Cynthia Nixon Promises an Anti-Corruption Panel  New York Times

New YorkNew York: Long Island Officials Traded Favors for Luxury Gifts, Prosecutors Say New York Times

Texas: Ex-Texas mayor, developer husband, accused of bribery, fraud Seattle Times

USA: Justice Department Seeks Ouster of Top Puerto Rico Prosecutor Wall Street Journal

USA: Mueller investigation enters Year Two: What Comes Next — And How It Could End The Washington Post

Bangladesh: Bangladesh SC grants bail to ex-PM Khaleda Zia in graft case Indian Express

Malaysia: Malaysia steps up graft probe of fund linked to ex-leader  The Washington Post

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

United Kingdom: United Kingdom: UK must adopt proactive approach to curb corruption risks in government Council of Europe

 

The Constitution Comes to the County Unit: Georgia’s State Level Electoral College
Community Contribution

 
In the wake of renewed discussion about the Electoral College following the 2016 presidential election, CAPI’s latest Community Contribution examines the history of Georgia’s state level electoral college. Through this in-depth look, CAPI contributor David Crockett explores how the ways in which this system was used to skew election results illustrate the dangers of indirect elections. Read the full Community Contribution here.

 

CAPI Public Integrity Practice Tip:
Digiwhist.Eu

This month, Digiwist.eu released a publicly accessible database detailing the financial information and disclosures, conflicts of interest, and right to information requests in 34 European states.
 
The database is part of a whistleblower project funded by the EU which hopes to improve transparency, efficiency, and trust in government. The project hopes to help journalists and engaged citizens to hold governments accountable, and to provide a model for increase transparency around the globe. Check out the site here.

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