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Integrity First- Alan Larson- Chairperson C4I Board of Directors

Posted on by Marion Williams

Our Board Chair, Alan Larson using his deep foreign service experience and his services as both Ambassador to the OECD and Under Secretary of State for economic, business and agricultural affairs has contributed an excellent article to the Foreign Service Journal.

In the article he explains how  corruption is a deadly virus that can infect any nation. Fighting corruption abroad and banishing it from U.S. foreign policy must be core responsibilities of U.S. diplomats. “Integrity First” should be a central tenet of U.S. foreign policy initiatives and fundamental to the way foreign policy professionals help formulate and conduct foreign policy.  Read more here.

How Africa’s richest woman bought her way out of scrutiny from Western banks

Posted on by Marion Williams

Shruti Shah quoted in the Luanda Leaks story about the vulnerability of real estate to laundered money and the lack of due diligence by the real estate industry on buyer’s identities and the sources of their funds. Read more here

New – Coalition for Integrity Podcast on VA Ethics

Posted on by Emily Christophersen

Virginia has done nothing to address the lack of enforcement power of its ethics agencies despite scoring in the bottom 10% of all states in the S.W.A.M.P Index. It is important that state ethics agencies have the power to independently investigate, hold public hearings, and issue subpoenas, reprimands, and fines. A toothless ethics agency cannot serve the public well. Michael Deal’s podcast interviewing Ms. Shah, President and CEO of the Coalition for Integrity and discussing the Coalition’s work to change dismal state of VA ethics is now live: http://democracy4change.org/virginia-among-the-worst-states-in-the-union-in-terms-of-ethics-and-transparency/

Virginia Flunks Latest Test of Ethics, Transparency

Posted on by Alex Amico

The News and Advance in Virginia recently wrote an editorial inspired by Virginia’s performance in C4I’s report on Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies. Read more here.

WV ranks high in national survey of ethics enforcement, transparency

Posted on by Alex Amico

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on the strong performance by West Virginia in C4I’s report on Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies. Read more here.

Virginia Gets Low Marks for Ethics Enforcement

Posted on by Alex Amico

C4I CEO Shruti Shah was interviewed about the state of Virginia’s ethics agencies on Virginia Public Radio. Listen here.

In Vermont, ‘toothless ethics agency serves no purpose,’ says new report

Posted on by Alex Amico

VTDigger covered Vermont’s performance in C4I’s report on Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies. Vermont has an ethics agency, but its power is so curtailed as to be entirely toothless. Read more here.

Nevada placed 8th in nationwide report for public sector ethics rule enforcement

Posted on by Alex Amico

The Nevada Independent covered Nevada’s high score in C4I’s report on Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies. Read more here.

Politics is a swamp, but California and Washington get high marks for their ethics enforcers

Posted on by Alex Amico

The Sacramento Bee recently covered C4I’s report on Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies, and specifically the positive performance of California and Washington in the report’s scoring. Read more here.

Which US state is least-equipped to fight corruption? Look away, Arizona and Wyoming

Posted on by Alex Amico

Max de Haldevang of Quartz recently covered C4I’s report on Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies. Read more here.