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New York City: De Blasio donor emerges as key witness in corruption case. What else does he know? NYT

Los Angeles: Former assemblyman Tom Calderon pleads guilty in federal money laundering case LA Times

Global: Watchdog that spearheaded Panama Papers now constrained by finances NYT

New York: Cuomo plans crackdown on de Blasio style political organizations Observer

New Jersey: Bloomfield councilman pleads not guilty in bribery case North Jersey

South Korea: Nation's youngest lawmaker faces $200K bribery probe Korea Times

Mexico: President's party dealt losses by corruption-weary Mexicans Bloomberg


You can't bribe a computer MIS Quarterly

Small Bribes, Big Challenge: Extent and nature of petty corruption South African Crime Quarterly 
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The fight against corruption begins with political will UK Prime Minister David Cameron for the Guardian 

Brazil's gold medal for corruption NYT
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For review, Cuomo chooses outside agent over existing state investigators Gotham Gazette
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Following news of Norman Seabrook's arrest on Wednesday morning, Executive Director Jennifer Rogers weighed in for NPR's All Things Considered. With over 12 years experience as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, Rodgers explained the impact Seabrook's arrest could have on the ongoing corruption probes into wrongdoing at the NYPD and City Hall. 

"It really seems like kind of everybody is getting into the game." said Rodgers of the current wave of investigations. "You have the U.S. attorney. The attorney general is investigating, the Manhattan DA, the board of elections. The Joint Committee on Public Ethics has an investigation going." 

Asked about how high into City Hall the investigations could extend, Rodgers replied, "I'd be surprised, actually, if the mayor himself gets charged with corruption, but you know, stranger things have happened."
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