Lauren Kyger

Reporter  The Center for Public Integrity

Lawyer recovering funds for victims in Stanford Ponzi scheme spends $124 million to recover $235 million.

Before and after quotes from financial regulators who responded to crisis.

Former regulators profit from their experience with jobs, book deals and speaking fees.

Most political committees inspired by comedian's satire have disbanded or become idle.

Executives from the mortgage finance division that helped sink Bear Stearns have similar jobs at major Wall Street banks.