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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.

Fix Virginia’s corruption problem

Posted on by Alex Amico

C4I CEO Shruti Shah published an op-ed in the Washington Post discussing the dismal state of anticorruption enforcement in Virginia. Read more here.

Coalition for Integrity releases new report on U.S. states

Posted on by Alex Amico

C4I’s CEO Shruti Shah and Policy Advisor Laurie Sherman wrote in the FCPA Blog about C4I’s report on Enforcment of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies. Read more here.

U.S. State Ethics Agencies Must Improve Both Enforcement and Transparency

Posted on by Alex Amico

C4I CEO Shruti Shah and Legal Fellow Alex Amico recently published a Guest Post in the Global Anticorruption Blog. They discuss our recent report on Enforcement of Ethics Rules by State Ethics Agencies, the current state of enforcement across the country, and what can be done to improve ethics regimes. Read more here.

Follow the Money

Posted on by Shruti Shah

DOJ Is investigating Whether U.S. Payoffs to Iraqi Officials Opened the Door for ISIS. Read more

Charges in Panama Papers Probe Shine Light on ‘Enablers’

Posted on by Shruti Shah

Charges announced last week against four people with ties to defunct Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca & Co. demonstrate how professional service providers potentially can enable abuse of the financial system, observers say. Read more, here.

“This may be just the beginning.” U.S. unveils first criminal charges over Panama Papers

Posted on by Shruti Shah

Nearly three years after the publication of a massive leak of secret offshore shell-company documents known as the Panama Papers, U.S. prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against four people, including a former top lawyer for Mossack  Fonseca & Co., the Panamanian firm that helped dictators, drug lords and the ultra-wealthy hide their cash. Read more, here.