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AQ Top 5 Corruption Busters: José Ugaz

January 27, 2016

This article is adapted from our 1st print issue of 2016. For an overview of our Top 5 Corruption Busters, click here.

José Ugaz was just a few years out of law school in his native Peru when a client came to him with an unusual request: A judge was demanding $1,000 to settle a routine trespassing dispute, and the client wanted help paying him off.

Ugaz responded by orchestrating a police sting that jailed the judge. “We photocopied the bills and went to his...

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