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New York: Bharara plans to stay on under Trump, pleasantly surprising legal community Politico (CAPI mention)

Illinois: Joliet committee approves expanded powers for inspector general Herald News

USA: Donald Trump's revival of 'honest graft' The Atlantic

USA/Argentina: Days after Trump spoke to Argentina's president his stalled Buenos Aires tower project picked up steam Quartz

Brazil: As a distracted Brazil mourns, lawmakers gut a corruption bill New York Times

South Korea: The president, the shaman, and the scandal engulfing South Korea Financial Times

Puerto Rico: Supreme Court says OK to second bribery trial in Puerto Rico ABC News

Ukraine: Anna Kalynchuk, 23, named anti-corruption head BBC

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Why Corruption Matters New York Times

On issues of transparency, Pence isn't clear South Bend Tribune Editorial Board

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Watch: Prosecuting Corruption After McDonnell 

Perspectives on the Impact of the Supreme Court Decision
This summer, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell due to faulty jury instructions, finding that “setting up a meeting, calling another public official, or hosting an event does not, standing alone, qualify as an ‘official act’” to establish quid pro quo corruption under the federal bribery statute. 

How has this decision redefined the line between politics and corruption? How will it affect ongoing prosecutions, like that of Senator Robert Menendez, and the appeals of recently convicted politicians, like former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver?
Prosecuting Corruption After McDonnell: Perspectives on the Impact of the Supreme Court Decision
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On November 21, CAPI hosted Columbia Law School's Daniel Richman and Bracewell's Paul Shechtman for a discussion about the future of corruption prosecutions in the United States. 

This installment of our Perspectives in Public Integrity series was generously sponsored by Kobre & Kim.

Fighting Corruption: An American Perspective

CAPI recently spoke with Indonesia's MetroTV News about America's unique anti-corruption regime. 

"Every country in the world has a national anti-corruption agency, except the U.S." said Deputy Director Gabriel Kuris explaining our decentralized system of oversight.
Executive Director Jennifer Rodgers highlighted the ability to investigate and prosecute even powerful elected officials: "There aren’t really public officials that are untouchable."
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