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Florida: Florida businessman admits to bribery scheme at Venezuela's PDVSA Reuters  

Georgia: Richards, Mitchell sentenced in Atlanta Bribery Scandal WXIA-TV

Illinois: New U.S. attorney targets public corruption, gangs, drugs in Crown Point speech Chicago Tribune

Michigan: Former garbage tycoons Chuck Rizzo and dad cut deal in Macomb County corruption case Detroit Free Press

New Jersey: Supreme Court Ruling Threatens to Derail Case Against Menendez The New York Times 

New York: Former New Rochelle Schools Director Pleads Guilty To Corruption The Department of Justice

New York: Ballot measure would strip pensions from corrupt lawmakers ABC News

North Carolina: Ex-North Carolina police officer sentenced in bribery case The Washington Post 

China: Chinese watchdog says 1.34 million officials punished for graft since 2013 Reuters  

Guatemala: Guatemalans Confront Government Over Its Resistance to Fight Corruption NBC News 

Mexico: One in three Latin Americans have paid bribes to public employees, report says 

Portugal: Portuguese ex-PM Socrates indicted on corruption charges Reuters 

Russia: Moscow court upholds 20-day jail term for Navalny The Washington Post

Sweden: Russian employee of Bombardier acquitted in bribery case ABC News

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Procurement fraud costs citizens more money than any other kind of corruption – billions of dollars a year worldwide. Advice about how to identify, prevent, and control such fraud is easy to find, but which measures really work? Moreover, procurement processes can be extremely complicated for participating vendors. How should governments balance the need for effective fraud detection with ensuring a process that is efficient and not overly burdensome for applicants? Join CAPI on October 20 as we explore these issues with experts in the field. Two free CLE credits are available for non-transitional New York State attorneys for in person attendance.* Please register here.  

When: Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9am-11am

Where: Columbia Law School, William & June Warren Hall, 1125 Amsterdam Avenue, Room L107

Since even before Inauguration Day, President Trump and others in his administration have been under scrutiny for serious conflicts of interest that could negatively impact the public good.  Walter Shaub was on the front lines of this battle, attempting in his role as the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics to hold the President and his appointees to the ethical standards that would ensure that our government officials are working in our interests instead of lining their own pockets.

Join CAPI as we host a discussion with Mr. Shaub in which he will describe his work, the importance of ethics in government, the arguable failure of the Trump administration to provide a clean and accountable Presidency, and what he and others are doing about it. One free Ethics and Professionalism CLE credit is available for non-transitional New York State attorneys for in person attendance.* Please register here.
When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 12:10pm-1:10pm

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

*Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 1 credit hour that can be applied toward the Ethics & Professionalism requirement. CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.
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