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California: Ex-Berkeley schools budget chief pleads guilty to embezzling, money laundering, corruption ABC News 4

Georgia: Former Atlanta city official gets 2 years in bribery probe Los Angeles Times

Indiana: Ex-Indiana Sheriff Sentenced on Bribery, Fraud Charges  
NBC Chicago

New Jersey: Phil Murphy executive order tightens gift rules for governor

New York: Supreme Court opens door to Sheldon Silver corruption retrial Newsday

Pennsylvania: Jury selected to decide government's corruption case against Ed Pawlowski The Morning Call

USA: A high-ranking Obama Commerce Dept. official commuted by taxi — and billed the government The Washington Post

USA: Bannon to face House lawmakers in Russia investigation MSNBC (CAPI Mention)

Bulgaria: Bulgaria's government faces no-confidence vote over corruption Reuters

Israel: Israeli Lawmaker Grilled in Bribery Case Involving Netanyahu and Media Tycoon Haaretz

Saudi Arabia: New Phase Begins In Saudi Arabia's Anti-Corruption Crackdown NPR

South Africa: South Africa Moves to Tackle Corruption as Zuma Loses Influence Bloomberg

Vietnam: Vietnam’s corruption crackdown is targeting the powerful. Has it gone too far? Los Angeles Times

Brazil's Lava Jato Scandal and the Use of American Tools to Bring the Perpetrators to Justice

To kick off the Spring 2018 semester, join Join Professor Thiago Bottino, Professor Daniel Richman, and CAPI  for a three-session discussion of the evolution of the Brazilian Justice System, the United States' influence on reforms, and the facts and importance of the "Lavo Jato" case. Please find the details below. 

Session 1:  February 6, 3:00 to 4:30 pm- Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall Room 106

The structure of the Brazilian Justice system; how judges, prosecutors and lawyers operate in a semi-inquisitorial system.

Session 2:  February 7, 12:10 to 1:15 pm-  Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall Room 107 (lunch will be served)

The United States' influence on recent reform efforts in the Brazilian criminal justice system.

Session 3:  February 8, 3:00 to 4:30 pm- Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall Room 102A

The investigation and prosecution of corruption in the “Lava Jato” (car wash) operation.
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