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"The Stanford Sailing Coach’s Defense in the Varsity Blues Case," by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, October 22, 2021
"A fight in Missouri shows the damage of overbroad hacking laws," by Joseph Marks, Washington Post, October 25, 2021
"Honeywell Expects to Pay at Least $160 Million to Resolve Bribery Probes in U.S., Brazil," by Mengqi Sun, Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2021
"Ericsson Accused of Breaching Bribery Settlement With Justice Department," by Dylan Tokar, Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2021
"Global minimum tax on corporations likely to be included in reconciliation bill, Yellen says," by Jeanne Whalen, Washington Post, October 10, 2021
"Pandora Papers: Leaks prompt investigations in some countries — and denial in others," by Erin Cunningham and Ellen Francis, Washington Post, October 09, 2021
"The City of London Is Hiding the World’s Stolen Money," by Nicholas Shaxson, New York Times, October 11, 2021
"Five myths about tax evasion," by Erin Adele Scharff and Kathleen DeLaney Thomas, Washington Post, October 08, 2021
"Global Deal to End Tax Havens Moves Ahead as Nations Back 15% Rate," by Alan Rappeport and Liz Alderman, New York Times, October 08, 2021
"U.S. Solicits Public Feedback on Anti-Money-Laundering Rules for Antiquities Dealers," by Dylan Tokar, Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2021
"FBI says fortune seized in Beverly Hills raid was criminals’ loot. Owners say: Where’s the proof?," by Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2021
"Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to use asset forfeiture to curb violence looks like an empty move," Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, September 15, 2021
"Lawsuit Challenging Houston Asset Forfeiture Program Says Police Use Stock Language To Seize Cash Without Probable Cause," by C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, September 02, 2021
"This State’s Legislators Want to Overhaul the System That Lets Law Enforcement Keep People’s Money," by Shannon Dooling and Saurabh Datar, WBUR, ProPublica, August 30, 2021