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Stories you may have missed this week...
News:

New York: Buffalo Billion Probe: Bad Apples or Broken System? Gotham Gazette (CAPI mention)

Los Angeles: 7 former top Beaumont officials charged with corruption LA Times

Alabama: Scandal embroils Governor, Speaker, and Chief Justice NY Times

US: Swiss send last FIFA suspects to US in bribery case ABC News

Mexico: Wal-Mart wins as judge dismisses bribery lawsuit Nasdaq

Pennsylvania: Case before US Supreme Court could affect Allentown FBI probe Morning Call (CAPI mention) 

Louisiana: Inspector General questions lawmakers' motives in seeking to defund his agency The Advocate


Scholarship:

Anti-corruption reforms and shareholder valuation National Bureau of Economic Research
Other Views:

Should everything Silver and Skelos touch be reviewed? Gotham Gazette (CAPI mention)

It's a terrible year for political transparency in America The Atlantic

We're all paying the costs of corruption Reuters
CAPI News:

City of Philadelphia press release announcing our latest issue brief.
 
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How to Craft a Powerful Annual Report

Using an annual report to earn public trust, advance key goals, and tell your agency's story
 
To an oversight agency, an annual report is more than just a financial statement. In our latest brief, Philadelphia Inspector General Amy Kurland details how her office uses the report as an opportunity to increase awareness, encourage public reporting, and deter wrongdoing. 
 
Small-Town Corruption

The entire leadership of yet another Southern California town is under indictment.
 
On Tuesday, prosecutors announced corruption charges against seven former top officials of Beaumont, CA. Last year, CAPI conducted an integrity review of Bell, CA following a similar scandal. Check out CAPI's report and ethics toolkit, provided to the Bell City Council, for our recommendations for protecting against local corruption.  
 
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