Fighting Corruption through International Cooperation

Public corruption investigations have resulted in record fines, numerous prison sentences, and even political fallout in several Latin American countries. The investigation and prosecution of Odebrecht scandal illustrates some of the ways that countries can work together to reduce public corruption.

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Attorneys General Urge Senate to Pass Law to Fight Shell Companies

As our States’ chief legal officers, we are concerned about the use of American financial institutions for money laundering by terrorist groups and other criminal enterprises.

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42 Attorneys General Urge Senate to Pass Law to Fight Shell Companies

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a bipartisan letter today signed by 42 attorneys generals urging the U.S. Senate to pass S. 2563, the Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings (ILLICIT CASH) Act. The ILLICIT CASH Act updates the federal framework for…

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What McDonnell v. United States Means for State Corruption Prosecutors

When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Robert McDonnell v. United States nearly two years ago, it announced a new standard for cases involving a federal bribery statute. This first article of a two-part series examines how state courts have construed McDonnell and provides some practical tips for prosecutors to consider when investigating, charging, and trying corruption cases that may help avoid McDonnell issues.

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The Impact Money Laundering and Security Threats have on Prosecutors’ Abilities to Deter and Lessen the Effect of the Illegal Trade of Persons and Goods

The illegal trade of goods and people is, almost exclusively, motivated purely by financial gain. Disrupting these criminal enterprises requires a thorough understanding of the trafficking eco-system.

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