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California: USC declares De'Anthony Melton ineligible as probe into college basketball bribery case continues Los Angeles Times

Florida: State Sen. Jack Latvala quits in face of corruption investigation, possible expulsion Miami Herald

Massachusetts: Ethics Committee Chooses Boston-Based Attorneys For Rosenberg Probe WBUR

Michigan: Towing titan Gasper Fiore pleads guilty in Macomb County corruption scandal WXYZ Detroit

Mississippi: Mississippi Physician Gets 6 Years in Prison for Bribery WTVA

Pennsylvania: Jury should hear Ed Pawlowski's own words as evidence of innocence, lawyer argues The Morning Call

South Carolina: Corruption probe evidence suggests pervasive pattern of political meddling by powerful Quinns Post and Courier

Texas: Ex-San Antonio School Trustee Acquitted in Bribery Probe U.S. News

USA: Report: Mueller attacks meant to give Trump cover MSNBC (CAPI Mention)

USA: GOP House investigation on Russia may end 
MSNBC (CAPI Mention)

USA: House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI Politico 

Bulgaria: Bulgaria Parliament Passes Anti-Corruption Law Under EU Pressure Reuters

Israel: Key Netanyahu coalition partner tells police to ‘keep going’ in graft probe The Times of Israel

Mexico: Mexico Graft Inquiry Deepens With Arrest of a Presidential Ally The New York Times

Saudi Arabia: World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince The New York Times

South Africa: South Africa's new ANC leader Ramaphosa aims to fight corruption Reuters

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa promises zero tolerance in corruption fight Reuters


Will New York Cut Off the Fuel for Corruption? 
The New York Times

Has Rosie O'Donnell Tweeted Her Way Into Bribery Charges? Forbes

The cost of Baltimore police corruption grows The Baltimore Sun 


Ethical Issues in the Trump Era

In one of CAPI's latest Integrity in Brief publications, we outline the conversation between Walter Shaub, former Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), and Richard Briffault, Columbia Law School Professor and CAPI Advisory Board member at our event on October 17, 2017. During this discussion, Walter Shaub explained the work and role of the OGE, what he intended to accomplish in the position, and why he resigned. Read the brief here and make sure to watch the full event video.


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 $15,625! We are also excited to share with you that our advisory board has agreed to match 100% of the donations we receive. With only 9 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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