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Stories you may have missed this week...


ArkansasFormer Arkansas legislator details kickback scheme as testimony begins in corruption trial Arkansas Online

Florida: North Miami Beach mayor accepts plea deal in corruption case ABC Local News

Louisiana: Federal Jury Finds Former Prison Guard Guilty of Bribery U.S. News

Maryland: Maryland legislature approves bill to set up commission to investigate Baltimore police corruption 
Baltimore Sun

New York: Former New York State Lawmakers Face Retrials on Corruption Charges The Wall Street Journal 

USA: All the Ways Trump Can Shut Down the Mueller Probe Esquire (CAPI Mention) 

USA: Crime-Fraud Exception Raises Questions for Cohen Raid The New York Law Journal (CAPI Mention) 

Brazil: Brazil's Lula says he will turn himself in for arrest Al Jazeera

China: Former top Chinese official admits taking 170 million yuan in bribes Reuters

Egypt: Egypt's former anti-graft chief referred to military trial: lawyer Reuters

New Zealand: Football: FIFA corruption concerns prompt Oceania probe Channel News Asia

Romania: Europe’s graft watchdog: Major concerns for Romania’s courts The Washington Post

Could (and should) you be looking proactively at data to find corruption?:

Ethical and Efficient Corruption Detection for Governmental Agencies and Corporations

Join CAPI for the Integrity Forum, an initiative of Exiger, next Friday, April 20th as we discuss if corporations, financial institutions and public organizations can use data analytics to take reasonable, cost-effective steps that allow for actionable intelligence, turning the sheer volume of data from a liability into an asset.

Two free CLE credits are available to non-transitional New York State attorneys in attendance only. Please register here

When: Friday, April 20, 9am-11am
Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, Room 101

*This event will be live streamed and open to outside participation via CAPI's Facebook page*



  • Roy Pollitt | Managing Director & Head of Americas Investigations | Exiger (Former FBI)
  • Jennifer Rodgers | Executive Director | Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity (Former SDNY AUSA)  
  • Daniel R. Alonso | Managing Director & General Counsel and Chair, The Integrity Forum | Exiger (Former EDNY AUSA and Manhattan DA)
  • Melissa Ballard | Director of Global Anti-Corruption | American Express (Former NYC DOI) 
  • Stephanie Brooker | Partner | Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Former FinCEN and DOJ)
  • Brandon Daniels | President, Exiger Tech & Global Head of Analytics | Exiger
  • Matt Galvin | Global Director, Legal & Compliance | Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • George "Ren" McEachern | FCPA Expert & Managing Director | Exiger (Former FBI)

Generously sponsored by Exiger 



Profile in Public Integrity

Ann Ravel
Former Chair, Federal Election Commission

Ann M. Ravel was nominated to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by President Barack Obama on June 21, 2013. After her appointment received the unanimous consent of the United States Senate, Ms. Ravel joined the Commission on October 25, 2013. She served as Chair of the Commission for 2015 and Vice Chair for 2014 before leaving in 2017. Previously, Ms. Ravel served as Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), to which Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed her. Before joining the FPPC, Ms. Ravel served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Torts and Consumer Litigation in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. Ms. Ravel also worked as an attorney in the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office, ultimately serving as the appointed County Counsel from 1998 until 2009. Ms. Ravel is currently a lecturer at Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. Read the full interview here
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