Obama campaign pocketed Ponzi schemer cash

By Alison Fitzgerald

Obama's campaign — and 38 others — have not returned political money from Ponzi schemer R. Allen Stanford

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… iver, Texas Lawyer Ralph Janvey, to return the money. A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, which now speaks for the Obama campaign, did not immediately comment. Re …"

Navy at sea with lousy books

By Rebecca LaFlure

The admirals spent nearly a billion dollars to improve their accounting, but then failed to apply what they learned

Bill aims to strengthen OSHA workplace enforcement

By Chris Hamby

Senators propose tighter workplace safety rules, targeting breakdowns highlighted in Center for Public Integrity reports.

Report suggests OSHA safeguard contingent workers

By Chris Hamby

Regulators should launch an enforcement blitz of companies using large numbers of contingent workers, a nonprofit group concludes.

ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Think tank’s 32-year 'right-to-work' campaign succeeds in union stronghold

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Snyder":

"… gressional delegation and even the president, Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a “right-to-work” bill into law Tuesday, drawn word-for-word fr …"

State Integrity Investigation provides 'roadmap' for ethics reform

By Caitlin Ginley

Florida group cites State Integrity Investigation in pushing for change.

OSHA whistleblower wins court victory

By Jim Morris

A federal court found that Robert Whitmore, an OSHA economist, was fired for raising concerns about flawed injury and illness data.

Corporate informants could reap big windfalls for exposing fraud

By Michael Hudson

How-to guide for tipsters to blow in corporate wrongdoing

Excerpts from this story referencing "Securities and Exchange Commission":

"… and deter wrongdoing at firms it may not have otherwise uncovered.” …"

Battle over corporate whistleblower rules won't end with SEC vote

By Michael Hudson

Battle over corporate whistleblower rules won't end with SEC vote

Excerpts from this story referencing "Reuters":

"… resident of the Chamber's Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, told Reuters.Chamber officials didn’t respond to questions from iWatch News about whe …"

In setback for corporate lobbyists, whistleblowers can take tips first to government investigators

By Michael Hudson

SEC rules also award generous bounties to tipsters

WikiLeaks more effective than SEC, says Enron whistleblower

A former Enron accountant who blew the whistle on fraud at the energy giant says she doesn't trust the Securities and Exchange Commission to

Corporations aim to narrow SEC’s proposed whistleblower protections

By Amy Biegelsen

Midnight is the deadline to weigh in on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s plan to offer whistleblowers a bounty of up to 30 percent o

Whistleblower bill close to winning Senate approval

By Laurel Adams and Aaron Mehta

A landmark bill to protect government whistleblowers is expected to win U.S. Senate approval this month, according to two advocacy groups, e

Labor Dept's handling of whistleblower cases criticized by another watchdog

By Michael Hudson

A new watchdog report says the U.S. Labor Department often fails to properly investigate complaints by corporate workers who seek whistleblo

Excerpts from this story referencing "financial reform law":

"… more investigators and rewriting its whistleblower policies.The Dodd-Frank financial reform law enacted a few weeks ago includes substantial cash rewards for whistleblowe …"

Lame duck Congress may consider bill to toughen OSHA

By Jim Morris

For an agency so widely feared and demonized by American business, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a relative pushover.

A closer look inside the FCPA world

By Ricardo Sandoval Palos and Traver Riggins

We came across some interesting web sites on the way to publishing our story on the US government’s pursuit of two American tobacco companie

Tobacco company penalties may signal U.S. crackdown on industry practices overseas

By Traver Riggins and Ricardo Sandoval Palos

A flurry of federal enforcement action targeting payoffs by subsidiaries of two U.S. tobacco companies may signal a broader regulatory assau

Excerpts from this story referencing "Thai government":

"… of Alliance, allegedly delivered $3.5 million in bribes to Kyrgyzstan and Thai government officials, looking to secure sales deals in the two countries, according t …"

Federal bureaucracy dismisses most Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims

By Michael Hudson

Whistleblower protections passed after the Enron accounting scandal have been largely gutted by the federal bureaucracy responsible for prot

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… rker advocates and a senior lawmaker who helped write the provisions.Since Congress passed the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform law in 2002, the U.S. …"

"… es-Oxley’s whistleblower provisions, notes that since the 2008 elections Congress has focused attention on defending employees who try to report fraud, writ …"

Raytheon reviewing its compliance with foreign bribery law

By Nick Schwellenbach

The Raytheon Company’s latest quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals the company is “currently conducting a se

Investigative firm shows U.S. cracking down on foreign bribery

By Joe Kokenge

A word of advice to people looking to do overseas business deals: think twice about greasing any palms, especially in China, Nigeria, and Ir

Lack of regs fueled accounting scandal

By The Center for Public Integrity

Corporate "game of nods and winks" leaves host of innocent victims in its wake

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… justice for shredding documents in relation to its auditing of Enron. The Supreme Court reversed the conviction in 2005 due to problems with jury instructions, bu …"

New York

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in New York