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California: Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced to three years in prison in jail corruption scandal Los Angeles Times 

California: Bribery suspect John Wessman asks to transfer Palm Springs corruption case The Desert Sun 

Florida: Former Rep. Corrine Brown found guilty of misusing charity funds, fraud The Wall Street Journal 

Michigan: FBI corruption probe targets Macomb County Public Works office ABC 7

Nevada: Nevada Democrats call for hearing into corruption claim KNPR

North Carolina: Former NC Superior Court judge sentenced on bribery charges WECT 6

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia top prosecutor's bribery trial may be delayed U.S. News 

Texas: State Sen. Carlos Uresti appears in court for wire fraud, bribery charges San Antonio Current 

USA: U.S. Navy Admiral sentenced to prison in bribery scandal NPR

Australia: Australian firms say proposed anti-bribery laws may hamper overseas investments Reuters

Brazil: Brazil President endorsed businessman’s bribes in secret tape, newspaper says The New York Times 

Nigeria: Military graft undermines Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram: Transparency International Reuters

Tunisia: Thousands protest Tunisia's corruption amnesty bill Al Jazeera

Seven Principles of Highly Effective Inspectors General

In our latest Integrity in Brief, Glenn Fine, Acting Inspector General of the United States Department of Defense, calls upon his extensive experience in the field to share his tips for success as an IG. This is required reading for anyone interested in how IGs work toward clean, honest, and efficient government, and demonstrates yet again the critical role oversight entities play in ensuring that our governments are corruption-free. Read the brief here.

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

Save the Date for Global Cities II

CAPI's signature conference will take place June 8-9, 2017. Join us and representatives from city governments such as Bogotá, Cape Town, London, Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and others as we discuss issues such as government transparency, using data analytics to combat corruption, enforcement challenges and victories, and innovations in oversight. Free CLE credits may be available to non-transitional New York State attorneys; approval is pending. For more information please visit our website, and register here if you would like to attend. 
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