In March 2011, United States Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer traveled to Russia to attend, of all things, the American Conference Institute's "Moscow Anti-Corruption Summit," replete with high-profile private-sector sponsors and a pricey $3,925 registration fee. I voiced my opposition to the AAG's participation in the conference in "One Day In the Life Of Lanny Breuer (the Moscow Anti-Corruption Summit)" (BrokeAndBroker.com Blog / March 17, 2011). Just going by events in 2022, that 2011 ACI anti-corruption seminar didn't accomplish jack. Perhaps the 2023 Anti-Corruption Summit will be held in Kiev or Kiyv or however the hell they will spell what's left of the city after the Russians have reduced it to rubble.
In my March 17, 2011 blog about the Moscow anti-corruption summit, I referenced an article that I had written for Forbes.com: "The Great Kentucky Caviar Criminal Caper Comes To An End In Ohio." Inexplicably, Senator Rand Paul plagiarized my Forbes' Kentucky caviar article for use in a book that he purportedly authored; see: "Section Of Rand Paul's Book Plagiarized Forbes Article / More copying and pasting from the senator. The author was unaware, but flattered, Paul used his wording" (BuzzFeed.News by Andrew Kaczynski / November 5, 2013). Adding insult to injury, the reporter who uncovered Senator Paul's plagiarism of my article, misconstrued my sarcasm about plagiarism being a sincere form of flattery as implying that I was, indeed, flattered by Senator Paul. I was not. I'm still not. Talk about being victimized twice!