No. 113

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Louisiana: Judge acquits Ascension Parish president of bribery Associated Press

Missouri: Eric Greitens put Missouri government up for sale to anonymous millionaires The Kansas City Star

New York: Dean Skelos Retrial Expected to Head to Jury Thursday The Wall Street Journal

North Carolina: NC State’s Yow savors Top 25 goal, even amid FBI hoops probe Associated Press

Pennsylvania: Recovering Addict Who Pledged To Help Others Through Treatment Centers Facing Bribery, Kickback Allegations CBS Philadelphia

USA: Ex-Dem IT staffer slammed by Trump pleads guilty to bank fraud Politico

USA: Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh is a big supporter of executive power who favors shielding presidents from investigations  CNBC

USA: Wilbur Ross says he shorted two more stocks during his time as Commerce secretary CNBC

Kenya: Corrupt Judges Blocking Kenyan Anti-Graft Push, Prosecutor Says The New York Times

Pakistan: Second Pakistani party criticizes 'pre-poll rigging' in election Reuters

Romania: Fired Romanian Prosecutor Will Fight Graft in New Role The New York Times

Ukraine: Ukraine MPs back corruption court law amendment in bid for IMF aid Reuters

The Netanyahu Investigations: 
What Comes Next?

In our most recent "What Comes Next?" publication, CAPI examines the state of investigations into the Israeli Prime Minister and his aides. This comes after recent news of charges being brought against Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read the full "What Comes Next?" here

Funding Integrity:

Comparing Inspector General Funding Approaches

It is a truth universally acknowledged that inspectors general require adequate funding to effectively perform their duties. Whether or not funding is adequate depends on the funding mechanism, but no particular method for budgetary allocations is used universally. Re-examine our past Issue Brief, in which CAPI reviewed different approaches throughout the country to better understand how budgets for inspectors general offices are set.  Read the full publication here.
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