December 2, 2010
Monique Perry Danziger, +1 202 293 0740 ext. 222
Will Accept Award at Gala Dinner in Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, DC — Global Financial Integrity (GFI) is pleased to announce European Parliament Member Eva Joly as the recipient of its 2010 award for Exemplary Leadership in honor of the great work she has done against corruption and fraud. Ms. Joly will accept the award at a gala dinner to be held at a private club on Friday, December 10, 2010 in Washington, DC.
“Ms. Joly’s career is distinguished and defined by her work against corruption,” said GFI Director, Raymond Baker. “In pursuing the Elf Aquitaine case Ms. Joly bravely ignored threats to her life in order to see justice served. As a member of the European Parliament and as Chair of the Parliament’s Development Committee, Ms. Joly is fighting to curtail illicit outflows from developing countries and do away with banking secrecy and corruption.”
A prominent figure in European politics, Ms. Joly was named Reader’s Digest’s European of the Year in 2002 and been the subject of numerous articles, books, and a 2006 French film L’Ivresse du pouvoir.
Former New York Country District Attorney, Robert M. Morgenthau was the recipient of GFI’s 2009 Award for Exemplary Leadership.
The award dinner will feature speakers from the office of Senator Carl Levin and the United Nations Development Program.