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This week on the Daily Beat we take a look at the breakthrough investigations from across the globe on political corruption.
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Today: Thursday April 30, 2015 – Thanks to Columbia Law School’s Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity, a Global Cities conference was help on joining forces against corruption. It was gathering from April 23 – 25, 2015, where officials from New York City to Nairobi to Mexico City could come together to discuss the strategies and actions taken to prosecute corrupt municipal and even corporate leaders in their city.
Today, tune in to hear from Brian Jacobs, Assistant US Attorney at the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Since 2009, Brain has been working in the Criminal Dividsion of the US Attorney’s Office and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Appeals, and previously worked under the Public Corruption Unit. Brain Jacobs discusses the intricate corruption scandal with Assembly members Nelson Castro and Eric Steveson. He explained the use of plea bargains and unsuspected wiring that caught a host of corrupt officials.
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