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.

How the World Bank breaks its promise to protect the poor

Brand-name companies' secret Luxembourg tax deals revealed

Manhattan just another island haven for dirty money

By Michael Hudson

How an island paradise became a haven for dirty money

By Michael Hudson and Matthew Shaer

Offshore shells helped tangle Chinese giant in Italian fraud scandal

Authorities block online access to ICIJ's exposé of Chinese elite's offshore holdings

ICIJ offshore records reveal tax haven clients in China, Hong Kong

Push against offshore secrecy an uphill battle

By Michael Hudson

Offshore firms funneled away millions as Serbian companies lurched toward ruin

By Djordje Padejski and Michael Hudson

Release of offshore records draws worldwide response

By Kimberley Porteous and Michael Hudson

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

By Michael Hudson

Caribbean go-between provided shelter for far-away frauds

Inside the global offshore money maze

IMPACT: Pentagon, Congress probe tissue contracts

By Thomas Maier, Kate Willson and Michael Hudson

Body brokers leave trail of questions, corruption

Countrywide whistleblower chosen for Ridenhour award

By Michael Hudson

Feds investigating possible fraud at GE’s former subprime unit

By Michael Hudson and E. Scott Reckard

Fraud and folly: The untold story of General Electric’s subprime debacle

By Michael Hudson

Woman says GE-owned subprime lender deceived, defrauded her

By Michael Hudson

Ex-WaMu worker claims he was shunned for refusing to push toxic loans on borrowers

By Michael Hudson

Management gurus claim they were blindsided by toxic culture at Countrywide

By Michael Hudson

Whistleblowers ignored, punished by lenders, dozens of former employees say

By Michael Hudson

Underwriter uncovered three frauds in one loan, suit claims

By Michael Hudson

GOP candidates in foreclosure capital say government not the solution to crisis

By Michael Hudson

Inside Countrywide, a ‘counseling meeting’ then termination

By Michael Hudson

'Occupy Wall Street' aims ire at foreclosures

By Michael Hudson

Countrywide loan underwriter found herself in ‘dangerous territory’

By Michael Hudson

Mortgage industry tanks, fraud continues at Countrywide

By Michael Hudson

Countrywide protected fraudsters by silencing whistleblowers, say former employees

By Michael Hudson

Mortgage industry whistleblower wins case against Bank of America

By Michael Hudson

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