Good Intentions Are Not Enough

In his delivery of the David J. BenDaniel Ethics Lecture, corporate attorney Brackett Denniston referred to the U.S. presidential elections as reminder of the need for ethical behavior. by Jay Wrolstad Election Day 2016 was an apt occasion for a talk on ethics and civility, and was recognized as such by attorney Brackett Denniston, who […]

Thomas Thacher, Who Fought Construction Fraud, Dies at 71

By SAM ROBERTS NOVEMBER 22, 2017 Thomas D. Thacher II, who as a public prosecutor, independent monitor and private investigator was instrumental in curbing corruption, fraud and waste in the construction industry, died on Oct 30 in Bedford, N.Y. He was 71. The cause was heart failure, his daughter, Chessie Thacher, said. In all three […]

Donate to CAPI

Dear Gligor, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at CAPI! In the spirit of the holidays, I hope that you will consider making a gift to CAPI for Giving Tuesday on November 28th. CAPI is dedicated to providing free, world-class resources to the long under-served public integrity community. We had an incredibly productive year of […]

Everything you need to know about the Azerbaijani Laundromat

What is the Azerbaijani Laundromat? A scheme to curry influence, pay lobbyists, apologists and European politicians and to launder cash. The $2.9bn (£2.2bn) operation ran between 2012 and 2014 – meaning that on average $3m was channelled out of Azerbaijan every day. The source of money isn’t always clear, but it comes from companies linked […]

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2017 Mid-Year Update

The first half of 2017 has been eagerly anticipated following the record-setting year in 2016 for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement by both the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Our mid-year update tracks major developments in FCPA enforcement trends, as well as enforcement actions, settlements, prosecutions […]

Russian ex-minister on trial for bribery blames Putin ally

MOSCOW – Breaking months of silence, the former Russian economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million bribe accused the head of Russia’s oil company on Wednesday of setting him up. Alexei Ulyukayev, the highest-ranking Russian official to have been arrested since 1993, was detained last year at the headquarters of Russia’s […]

Steinmetz – No stranger to criminal investigations

Businessman Beny Steinmetz has been linked in the past to alleged bribery of public officials in Africa and Asia. Billionaire businessman Beny Steinmetz has been linked to two other overseas criminal affairs in recent years, one of which has become the subject of an investigation in Israel against him. One of the investigations concerns iron […]

Maduro Illicitly Doled Out Millions for Chávez Campaign, Brazilian Testifies

Under-the-table cash passed to Brazilian consultant in 2012 by current Venezuelan president, according to testimony in Car Wash graft probe CARACAS, Venezuela-A Brazilian political consultant received $20 million of under-the-table funding for work on Hugo Chávez’s 2012 reelection campaign, most of it in bags of cash handed over by the late Venezuelan president’s associate and […]

Evaluating FCPA Pilot Program: Lessons And Expectations

Law360, New York (April 14, 2017, 3:13 PM EDT) — On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice released a nine-page memorandum launching a one-year pilot program to reward companies that voluntarily self-report violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Now that a year has passed and the DOJ is reviewing the results (the […]

The FIFA of human rights – beyond lip-service on anti-corruption

Dear friends, What connects the comedian John Oliver, the sports organisation FIFA, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), political prisoners and the future of human rights? It is the topic of corruption and its consequences. Comically grotesque In June 2014 John Oliver, English comedian and political commentator, introduced his audience to what […]

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