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

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 "Oregon":

"… ess to health insurance and weakened pension benefits, wrote University of Oregon professor Gordon Lafer in a report on the potential impact of the law in M …"

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

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 "Whistleblower":

"… rate Whistleblowers to collect cash rewards for reporting financial frauds.Whistleblower advocates’ celebration after the May 25 decision might be short lived as …"

"… d costly penalties by allowing Whistleblowers to go directly to the SEC.”Whistleblower advocates say Grimm’s proposal would force Whistleblowers to “inform c …"

"… ers the opportunity to hide their misconduct from investors.”Year of the WhistleblowerLess than a decade ago, hopes were high that Whistleblowers could turn the …"

"… ron Corp. and other big companies, BusinessWeek hailed 2002 as the Year of Whistleblower. Time named Enron Whistleblower Sherron Watkins one of its persons of …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "spokesman":

"… le in the new security clearance retaliation protections,” said an Akaka spokesman, Jesse Broder Van Dyke. “That issue has been resolved.”Unanimous conse …"

"… s, but it is unclear if it also applies to unanimous consent legislation.A spokesman for Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said he knew nothing about the whist …"

"… This story was updated to include additional comments from Sen. Akaka’s spokesman. …"

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 "Government Accountability Office":

"… he Labor Department inspector general’s report comes on the heels of the Government Accountability Office’s recent findings that the labor agency “has done little” to insure …"

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

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 "Government Accountability Project":

"… d terms. BB&T denied any wrongdoing.Tom Devine, legal director for the Government Accountability Project, an independent advocacy group, said Sarbox claims did not get the in-dept …"

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

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

"… e of publication. …"

"… missile defense system.The defense giant has “voluntarily contacted the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice to advise both agencies that an internal rev …"

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

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

"… estigative firm, of bribery prosecutions by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that these three countries accounted for 31 of the 76 Foreign Corrup …"

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 "Securities and Exchange Commission":

"… all validity of corporate financial statements, given that restatements of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings had skyrocketed from just three in 1981 to 270 in 2001. (The …"

New York

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in New York