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Stories you may have missed this week...


California: Attorney for man at center of bribery probe linked to USC player says his client denies wrongdoing Los Angeles Times

Massachusetts: Former state Senator allegedly took Dunkin' Donuts coffee as a bribe Los Angeles Times

Nevada: Former Federal Official And Accountant Indicted In Bribery And Fraud Conspiracy United States Department of Justice

Ohio: Prosecutors: Ruling shouldn’t overturn corruption conviction The Washington Times

Pennsylvania: Public Corruption Convictions For Former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert C. Cordaro Upheld United States Department of Justice

South Carolina: Rep. Rick Quinn pleads guilty in State House corruption probe The State

Texas: 3 Affidavits in Biker Case Attest to FBI Probe of Prosecutor U.S. News

Brazil: Brazil police raid homes of two lawmakers in bribery probe Reuters

Ecuador: Ecuador’s Vice President Sentenced to 6 Years in Corruption Case The New York Times

Israel: Thousands march in Tel Aviv to protest against Netanyahu, corruption Reuters

Saudi Arabia: Saudi King Salman says determined to confront corruption 

South Africa: South African Court Rejects Zuma’s Bid to Block Corruption InquiryThe New York Times


Report: Americans view Trump White House as the most corrupt government institution The Washington Post 

Transparency Trends around the World

In one of CAPI's latest Integrity in Brief publications, we highlight innovative ways governments are using transparency to combat corruption. Based on firsthand accounts from public officials worldwide, this is required reading for anyone who wants to know what information needs to be collected to ensure public integrity and how to best display this information to the public. Read the brief here.

This brief was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.   

This Season's Most Sought-After Gift:
Fighting Corruption

CAPI is halfway through our year-end campaign, #DeterIdentifyCombat, to raise $20,000 by December 31st. So far we have raised $15,525! We are also excited to share with you that our advisory board has agreed to match 100% of the donations we receive. With only 16 days left we are well on our way to achieving our goal, but we can't do so without your help!

Please join me and add your support today with a gift of at least $75 to help us reach our goal of $20,000 by December 31st. Gifts of any size make a huge impact and help sustain our work.

You can donate to CAPI online through the Columbia Law School Giving Website. In the drop down menu, choose "the Fund for the School of Law - Dean's Discretionary Gift" and in Step 3 under "Payment Information,” specify "Gift for CAPI" in the "special Instructions" box. Please ensure that you state that the donation is for CAPI otherwise your gift may be mistakenly directed to Columbia Law School's Discretionary Fund. Following this, email us at to let us know to expect your gift.
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