2015 – 2016 Projects

Jan 7 – Apr 29, 2016

3 credit course, George Washington University Law School,
International Money Laundering, Corruption and Terrorism.
Syllabus

April 2016 – ongoing

Fundraising to complete our new “Follow the Money” anti-corruption videogame training simulation and make it available to developing/transitional countries. RGI Grant Proposal – DigitalVersion – 050315. The game is being created with the aid of professors and students of Drexel University, and Skyless Game Studios located in Drexel’s Baiada Institute. It will be the newest, most efficient way to train large numbers of law enforcement and other personnel on techniques to investigate corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing schemes. Watch the trailer below for a sneak preview of “Follow The Money”.

April 2015 – ongoing

Operational Skills for International Corruption Hunters

Delivery of 2-week online anti-corruption simulation exercises, Operational Skills for Corruption Hunters, two sessions with four countries at a time. The platform was developed for the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) in collaboration with Simulation Experts from the University Of Maryland ICONS program, and designed to train 5 person teams from the 135 countries belonging to the International Corruption Hunters Alliance. The training consists of a simulated investigation that involves a complex financial corruption scenario, asset tracing, money laundering, confiscation of the illicit proceeds, evidence organization and trial preparation.

Ongoing

Drafting new book for publication in 2017 – “Corruption and the Decline of Civilizations: 10th Century BC – 21st Century AD.”

Ongoing

Creating and delivering workshops as requested by Development and Anti-Corruption Agencies.

Ongoing

Providing consulting advice and assistance on governance, money-laundering and asset recovery issues upon request of country governments and international agencies.

Jan 8 – May 1, 2015

3 credit course, George Washington University Law School, International Money Laundering, Corruption and Terrorism.

2012 – 2014 Activities/Accomplishments

Dec 10, 2014

Presentation: 90 minute demonstration of our new 40 hour online training platform, Operational Skills for International Corruption Hunters, at the 2014 meeting of the International Corruption Hunters Alliance.

Jun 9 – 13, 2014

Completed 1-week prototype test with four countries for new online anti-corruption training developed for the International Corruption Hunters Alliance – Operational Skills for International Corruption Hunters.

Feb 25, 2014

Presentation, NATO Building Integrity Discipline Conference, Mons, Belgium – Using Active Learning, Simulations and Video Games to Strengthen Integrity in the Defense Sector.

Jan 9 – May 2, 2014

3 credit course, George Washington University Law School, International Money Laundering, Corruption and Terrorism.

Nov 24, 2013

Presentation, 4th Annual Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative held in conjunction with the Fifth session of the Conference of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC CoSP5), Panama City, Panama – Using Active Learning, Simulations and Video Games to Energize  Anti-Corruption Instruction.

Jan 10 – May 3, 2013

3 credit course – George Washington University Law School, International Money laundering, Corruption and Terrorism.

October 17, 2012

RGI Executive Director Jack Smith received the John Marshall Award from Attorney General Eric Holder at the Attorney General’s Sixtieth Annual Awards Ceremony at Constitution Hall, Washington, DC. The award recognized Mr. Smith and his team of FDIC attorneys for extraordinary assistance to the Department of Justice in defense of 120 cases seeking more than $32 billion in damages from the US government. This unique cooperation resulted in reducing plaintiffs awards by 93% and serves as a model for defending litigation against the government.

June 7-8, 2012

RGI conducted a two-day workshop for 90 participants from the 134 nation International Corruption Hunters Alliance in conjunction with their Second Biennial Meeting in Washington, DC – Operational Skills for International Corruption Hunters.

The workshop was hosted by the International Corruption Hunters Alliance, Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative, the World Bank’ s Integrity Vice Presidency and GW Law school.

May 18, 2012

Presentation, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University – Corruption, The Root of All Evil.

March 13, 2012

RGI officially registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation (Entity Number 4094146).