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District of Columbia: Publicly Financed Campaigns Coming to Local D.C. Elections Governing

Maryland: Maryland Company to Pay $2 Million to Resolve Bribery Charges The Wall Street Journal 

New York: For Cuomo, a ‘Personally Painful’ Conviction Also Hurts Politically The New York Times

New York: Jury selection begins in Ed Mangano corruption trial in Nassau County ABC 7

USA:  NCAA is delaying investigation of bribery and corruption allegations until federal cases conclude, sources say Los Angeles Times

USA: Trump lawyers struggle with prospect of a Mueller interview 11th Hour with Brian Williams (CAPI Mention)

House GOP say investigation found no evidence of Russia-Trump collusion Hardball with Chris Matthews (CAPI Mention)

Australia: NAB staff accepted cash-stuffed envelopes as part of alleged bribery ring The Sydney Morning Herald

China: China's new anti-graft body set to boost Xi's extended rule ABC News

Puerto Rico: U.S. House panel probes corruption allegations at Puerto Rico utility Reuters

South Korea: Former South Korean president Lee appears for questioning over graft charges Reuters

Raising the Bar: 

Ethical Problems and Possible Solutions in District 
Attorney Campaign Fundraising 

Register here if you would like to attend CAPI"s April 6th conference for two free Ethics and Professionalism CLE credits.

The vast majority of district attorneys are ethical and honest public servants, who make their decisions based entirely on appropriate, fact-based, and relevant criteria. But the combination of (a) very high individual donation limits, and (b) the lack of rules or even guidance for when and how district attorneys should avoid situations where campaign donors are involved in cases before the office, has led to the perception that some district attorneys may be operating under conflicts of interest. Join CAPI on April 6th as we explore these ethical issues in DA campaign fundraising, and propose how to find permanent solutions, with experts in the field. 
Two free Ethics and Professionalism CLE credits are available to non-transitional New York State attorneys. Please register here
When: Friday, April 6

Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, Room 103

Generously sponsored by Kobre & Kim LLP

Profile in Public Integrity

Karl Racine
Attorney General, District of Columbia

Attorney General Karl A. Racine is the first elected Attorney General of the District of Columbia. With his inauguration at the beginning of 2015, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) began an era of independence for the agency and accountability to District residents. As the chief legal officer for the District of Columbia, Attorney General Racine relies on his prior legal and leadership experience as a public defender and the first African-American managing partner of a top-100 US law firm, Venable LLP, to advise the Mayor and District agencies, defend the city in court and use the law to advance the public interest. Read the full interview here
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