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New York: Applying 'McDonnell,' Circuit Affirms Ex-Assemblyman's Public Corruption Conviction New York Law Journal (CAPI mention)

New York: Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction Overturned CBS (CAPI mention)

New York: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Former N.Y. Lawmaker’s Conviction Wall Street Journal (CAPI mention)

New York: Should Sheldon Silver Be Celebrating? City & State New York (CAPI mention)

Virginia: Virginia Supreme Court decision keeps title lenders' financials private Center for Public Integrity 

Bangladesh: Government Corruption Exacerbating Bangladesh's Environmental Catastrophes Huffington Post

Brazil: Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption Reuters

India: Make public administration more resilient against corruption India Today

South Africa: South Africa's deputy president slams government corruption ABC News

South Korea: Samsung's Lee Refuses to Testify at Ex-Korean President's Trial Bloomberg

The Corruption Case of Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver 


What Comes Next?

Our latest What Comes Next? brief offers an updated examination of the Sheldon Silver conviction, which was overturned on July 13. Sheldon Silver was the Democratic Speaker of the New York State Assembly for 20 years. In 2015 he was indicted for fraud, extortion, and money laundering. The brief delves into Silver's conviction and how it was overturned in a ruling that referenced the Supreme Court McDonnell decision. Be sure to check out the brief here.



This week, Donald Trump Jr. released a chain of emails in which he discussed meeting with a Russian attorney about his father's campaign. CAPI Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers offered insight on the legal implications of these emails as a guest on MSNBC. Watch the segment here!
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