No. 112

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California: Contract extension for L.A. Unified inspector general falls through Los Angeles Times

Georgia: Atlanta’s legal bills related to corruption probe top $7.5M, AJC finds Atlanta Journal Constitution

New Mexico: Corruption killing New Mexico’s economy Santa Fe New Mexican 

New York: After Ethics Warning, M.T.A. Chairman Gets O.K. for Outside Jobs in an Email The New York Times

New York:  Closing arguments on Monday in corruption trial of Cuomo supporters WBFO

South Carolina: Governor, attorney general survive primaries despite ties to SC Statehouse probe figures The Post and Courrier

USA: The E.P.A.’s Ethics Officer Once Defended Pruitt. Then He Urged Investigations. The New York Times

USA: US demands Glencore documents to check on corruption Associated Press

Canada: Antonio Accurso found guilty in Laval corruption case Montreal Gazette

China: China's Xi Jinping warns again graft fight not yet over Reuters

Kenya: Kenya's anti-graft boss accuses lawyers and engineers of enabling graft Reuters

Malaysia: Malaysia's Najib charged with corruption, weeks after stunning election defeat Reuters

Sierra Leone: Shocking levels of corruption and mismanagement revealed in Sierra Leone governance report Sierra Leone Telegraph

Switzerland: Swiss government must improve anti-corruption measures says review Reuters

Free Webinar: What McDonnell v. United States Means for State Corruption Prosecutors

On July 11, 2018, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST, the Center for Ethics and Public Integrity (CEPI) will present an hour-long webinar called "What McDonnell v. United States Means for State Corruption Prosecutors.”  This free webinar—which will earn CLE credit—will feature Howard Master, Senior Enforcement Counsel for the New York Attorney General’s Office and University of Pennsylvania Adjunct Professor, and CEPI Director, Amie Ely.  Expect to learn about McDonnellU.S. v. Sheldon Silver (which Howard tried) and some practical tips for investigating, charging, and trying corruption cases. This webinar is open only to prosecutors, who can register here.
For more on the McDonnell case, see this article by Ely. CAPI previously advertised this piece, the first of a two-part series, in June 15th's Weekly Corruption Digest.

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