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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

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At the Olympics, it’s a high bar for host-city compliance officers

[…] with chronic corruption and human rights problems, and not without reason. But what if the Games, at the same time, could leave an imprint in the host city and country of anti-corruption and human rights reforms? Since the bribery scandal of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, we have seen a steadily rising […]

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Florida may snuff crooked burg

Photo courtesy of “Save Our Town of Hampton, Fla.” group on FacebookLawmakers in Florida will decide if a small, rural city that has been plagued by corruption involving the misuse of public funds, nepotism and an alleged drug-dealing former mayor will continue to exist.

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Want to buy Rita Crundwell’s belt buckles?

The U.S. Marshals Service is auctioning 150 belt buckles awarded for top finishes in horse shows that belonged to Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois who stole $53 million from the city over two decades.

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The Russia (Ware) House

[…] procedures needed to build that warehouse in the land of the czars:   1. Submit application to obtain Act of Permission for Use (APV) to Department of City Planning Documentation Development at the Architecture Planning Department 2. Request and obtain Situation Plan of District and Conclusion for a District Land Commission from Architecture Planning […]

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Andy Spalding: The Olympic anti-corruption era begins

Yesterday’s announcement that the 2028 Summer Olympics have been awarded to Los Angeles has an underappreciated significance for the anti-corruption movement. It is the first Olympic Games in which the host city will be under a contractual obligation to prevent corruption.

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I used hidden city ticketing. Am I a liar?

Last month, I was planning an elaborate trip and had everything figured out except the last leg — Denver to New Orleans (I’ll say). Flights were expensive so I decided to give hidden city ticketing a try. For those who haven’t heard about the practice, you can find out more about it here and here.

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China Corruption Blotter (January 18, 2013)

Former Haikou City (Hainan Province) Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC) director Wang Tingxiong was recently sentenced to ten years for corruption involving $22,400. Wang allegedly took bribes from agency vendors as well as tenants of a building owned by the Haikou AIC. http://www.bjnews.com

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Can the Olympics leave an anti-corruption legacy?

[…] employees and volunteers. Now you have tens of thousands of individuals newly acquainted with the norms, laws, and best practices in anti-corruption and human rights. Or a city government decides to clean up its anti-corruption and human rights policies as it prepares to host the event, in the hopes the city may shine more […]

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China Corruption Blotter (February 22, 2013)

The Hefei Intermediate People’s Court recently rejected the appeal of former Chaohu City (Anhui Province) Civil Affairs Bureau Party group secretary, identified as He, against his ten and a half year prison sentence.

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