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New York City: DA Vance has ties to several in de Blasio Probe Gotham Gazette (CAPI mention)

Global: Bad drivers are a good indicator of corrupt government Quartz

Israel: Siemens settles Israel bribery case for €38m The Local

USA: Former FBI agent admits to stealing money seized in drug probes to buy cars and plastic surgery LA Times

New York City: NYPD investigates gun license applications following influence-peddling scandal NY Daily News

Philippines: Corruption allegations hound Vice President Binay in election ABC News


Passing news laws to address corruption in [NY] state government is voters' top end of session priority Sienna College

Leniency, Collusion, Corruption, and Whistleblowing Stockholm Institute of Transitional Economics
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There's no such thing as a free Rolex NY Times

Canada's Supreme Court hands corruption fighters a victory worth savoring Global Anticorruption Blog
CAPI in the News:

Don't enable your iPhone's 'Touch ID' if you have something to hide NY Post (CAPI mention)

Disgraced ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver could face prison time NY Daily News (CAPI mention)
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Watch: Sheldon Silver Sentenced to 12 Years

Executive Director Rodgers weighs in on Metrofocus

On Tuesday, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, ordered to forfeit over $5 million and fined $1.75 million for his role in two corrupt schemes. Metrofocus spoke with Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers for insights into the impact of this high profile conviction.
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The Trial of Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA)

Philadelphia’s 11-term congressman, Chaka Fattah, will not be returning to Washington in the fall. On Monday, just days after his defeat in the Democratic Primary,  jury selection in Fattah’s public corruption trial got underway. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin on May 16. In our latest brief, CAPI looks beyond the headlines for a detailed analysis of the 29-count indictment.
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