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Tribal payday lender can't sidestep consumer laws, court rules

By David Heath

A ruling by a federal judge represents a huge blow to a business run by Scott Tucker, who has used his earnings to finance a racing team.

Corporate subsidy deals don’t always deliver

By Julie Patel

Popular business incentive programs can help politicians win favor with voters and companies.

Former subprime executive making risky loans again

By Daniel Wagner

Andy Pollock, who led First Franklin's bad loan factory, is pushing interest-only loans at new firm.

Banks seek to sway critical GAO report

By Alison Fitzgerald

Big banks say new regulation is unnecessary thanks to Dodd Frank reforms.

Top finance investigations from 2013

By The Center for Public Integrity

In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite finance investigations from 2013.

New credit union cop tight with industry

By Daniel Wagner

Newest credit union overseer owes political career to industry he regulates.

Majority of funds recovered in Stanford Ponzi scheme spent by receiver

By Lauren Kyger and Alison Fitzgerald

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

Ex-SEC chief now helps companies navigate post-meltdown reforms

By Lauren Kyger, Alison Fitzgerald and John Dunbar

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

Subprime lending execs back in business five years after crash

By Daniel Wagner

Executives from all of the top 25 subprime lending firms are working in the mortgage business five years later.

Ex-Wall Street chieftains living large in post-meltdown world

By Alison Fitzgerald

CEOs of banks that fueled the subprime crisis that led to the economic meltdown largely avoid consequences.

Five years after meltdown, CEOs living large

By Alison Fitzgerald and Chris Zubak-Skees

Five years after the financial crisis, the bank CEOs at the center of the crisis still live large.

Five years later, where are they now?

By Alison Fitzgerald

Wall Street CEOs at a glance

Six federal agencies are investigating online payday lenders

By Daniel Wagner

Justice, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have subpoenaed online lenders and the major banks that do business with them.

Bear Stearns mortgage executives have plum jobs on Wall Street

By Lauren Kyger and Alison Fitzgerald

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

Mortgage lender owned by Dole Foods magnate accused by CFPB of abusive practices

By Daniel Wagner

The new consumer watchdog is accusing a Utah lender of steering borrowers into high interest mortgages.

IMPACT: Treasury to open Comerica deal to new bids after CPI report

By Daniel Wagner

Multimillion-dollar government deal with Comerica will be re-bid in 2015 after reports of lack of transparency and competition.

Yellen as Fed chair would be tougher on banks

By Alison Fitzgerald

Janet Yellen, President Obama’s intended nominee for Federal reserve chief, may prove to be tougher on banks.

Senators grill Treasury official about debit card program

By Daniel Wagner

Cost savings of paper to plastic program questionable?

Benefit payment change hurts poor

By Daniel Wagner

Move away from paper checks means big money for bank, confusion for some Social Security beneficiaries.

IMPACT: Maryland bill would protect homeowners from investors buying debt

By Fred Schulte

Center story detailed how Baltimore woman lost home over a water bill

Payday lenders agree to stop 'deceptive and illegal' practices

By David Heath

Court agreement ends practices feds said were deceptive, illegal

Wells Fargo hit with $3.1 million fine in mortgage servicing mess

By John Dunbar

A federal judge has ordered Wells Fargo to pay a homeowner $3.1 million for mishandling a loan.

IMPACT: Tribal payday lender sued by Federal Trade Commission

By David Heath

Auto racer Scott Tucker accused of deceptive lending practices.

New whistleblower cases allege continued bank fraud

By Amy Biegelsen and Emma Schwartz

Mortgage modifications and appraisal processes in question

Virginians protest General Electric over foreclosures

By Amy Biegelsen and Emma Schwartz

Group says company should reinvest where its loans went bad

Colo. judge issues new ruling in payday lending case against Indian tribes

By David Heath

Judge admits he 'misunderstood' evidence of tribal blame in Scott Tucker's online payday lending operation

Indian tribes tied to payday lender escape state probe

By David Heath

State AG drops inquiry into two tribes accused of shielding online payday lender Scott Tucker

Feds investigating possible fraud at GE’s former subprime unit

By Michael Hudson and E. Scott Reckard

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

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

By Michael Hudson

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

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Alison Fitzgerald

Senior reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Alison Fitzgerald is a finance and investigative reporter who joined the Center in April 2013 to help lead its financial reporting projec... More about Alison Fitzgerald

Daniel Wagner

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Daniel Wagner came to the Center in 2013 from The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.... More about Daniel Wagner