Michael Hudson

Senior Editor  International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Michael Hudson is a senior editor at ICIJ. His two decades of work on mortgage and banking fraud has prompted media critics to call him the reporter "who beat the world on subprime abuses" and the "guru of all things predatory lending." He previously worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and as an investigator for the Center for Responsible Lending. Hudson has also written for Forbes, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Mother Jones. His work has won many honors, including a George Polk Award for magazine reporting, a John Hancock Award for business journalism and accolades from the National Press Club, the White House Correspondents’ Association, the American Bar Association and the New York State Society of CPAs. He edited the award-winning book Merchants of Misery and appeared in the documentary film Maxed Out. His latest book, THE MONSTER: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America—and Spawned a Global Crisis, was named 2010 Book of the Year by Baltimore City Paper and called "essential reading for anyone concerned with the mortgage crisis" by Library Journal. His recent series of stories for the Center, "The Great Mortgage Cover-Up," has been selected to appear in Columbia University Press's Best Business Writing, 2012.

Luxury Manhattan real estate has become a magnet for shady characters looking to funnel their wealth into the US.

Corruption-haunted Seychelles has risen from an idyllic island outpost to a magnet for money launderers and tax dodgers.

Court records and secret offshore files shine light on Chinese green energy firm’s links to Italian criminal probe.

Chinese authorities moved aggressively to block online access to ICIJ news reports.

Files shed light on more than 20,000 tax haven clients from Hong Kong and mainland China.

Big players are taking unprecedented steps to stop offshore abuses, but financial crime fighters worry reforms don’t go far enough.

New Offshore Leaks documents paint former Macedonian economics minister as backstage player in demise of major Serbian firm.

JPMorgan Chase’s record highlights doubts about devotion to fighting flow of dirty money

Tax commissioner in China vows crackdown on offshore tax avoidance and tax fraud, following ICIJ reports.

British Virgin Islands firm provided shelter for far-away frauds even as regulators prodded it to obey anti-money-laundering laws.

Secret records reveal the names behind covert companies and private trusts in offshore hideaways.

Did U.S. gov't buy questionable human tissue products?

Human tissue trafficking ring covers up unauthorized use of a person killed in a murder-suicide.

Countrywide whistleblower chosen for Ridenhour award for truth-telling in the public interest.

Federal investigators looking into possible fraud at GE's now-closed subprime lender

Mortgage on modest home becomes legal nightmare for West Virginia woman

High-paid employees of fraud-plagued, GE-owned WMC Mortgage included ex-porn star, strippers

Ex-WaMu employee says he fought pressure to sell toxic loans

Survey showed Countrywide suffered from bad ethics, bad management, ex-employee says

Former loan underwriter says fraudulent loans approved at subprime lender

Former mortgage company employees say fraud was widespread in industry

Republican candidates in Nevada say foreclosure mess will go away if government stays out of it

Singing protesters try to block foreclosure in Brooklyn courtroom

Whistleblower suffers cancer, then termination from employment

Countrywide underwriter learns that eventually, giants really do fall

As the mortgage industry melted down, fraud investigator kept up the pressure, soon lost her job

Exclusive interview with a high-ranking Bank of America whistleblower reveals corruption that led to the financial collapse

Government awards mortgage whistleblower $930,000, job reinstatement

Report says IRS whistleblowers need help busting tax cheats

Obama orders Fannie and Freddie to work with borrowers; earlier programs helped only a few

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