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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… the Protecting America’s Workers Act, addresses regulatory gaps that The Center for Public Integrity has highlighted as part of the ongoing series Hard Labor. “This legisla …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Governor":

"… s part of its agenda.Integrity Florida has also met with senior members of Governor Rick Scott’s staff, who received an advanced copy of the group’s repor …"

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 "Mary Schapiro":

"… d to allow whistleblowers the option of coming to the SEC first. SEC chair Mary Schapiro, who voted in the majority, said giving whistleblowers the choic …"

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 "House subcommittee":

"… reeze or cut the SEC’s budget.  Rep. Scott Garrett, chairman of the House subcommittee on capital markets, said the agency was bloated and pushed to cut its budg …"

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

By Michael Hudson

SEC rules also award generous bounties to tipsters

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mary Schapiro":

"… ne advocacy group.The agency’s two Democratic commissioners and Chairman Mary Schapiro, an independent, voted to approve final rules on how the agency will opera …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "investigator":

"… 20 years, but it is woefully under advertised, says Michael Smallberg, an investigator with the non-profit Project on Government Oversight. The current SEC progr …"

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 "Security":

"… ement Act would offer new rights to federal workers such as Transportation Security Administration baggage screeners, government scientists, and employees in …"

"… Daniel Akaka of Hawaii in early 2009, and approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee later that year.Akaka sought unanimous …"

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act":

"… ernment’s pursuit of two American tobacco companies accused of violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act limits by allegedly bribing officials in several companies to secure favor …"

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 "pharmaceutical industry":

"… lawyer who teaches business law at Butler University in Indianapolis. The pharmaceutical industry, for example, is currently under this kind of FCPA scrutiny, according to …"

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 "Patrick Leahy":

"… important whistleblower protection law in the world.”Now Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, co-author of the Sarbox whistleblower provisions, says he is c …"

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 "Foreign Corrupt Practices Act":

"… nal review” of its operations abroad, “focusing on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.” During the review, the company “identified several possible areas of …"

"… several years, the Justice Department has ramped up its enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law that seeks to stop bribery of foreign officials by U.S. companies a …"

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 "questionable accounting practices":

"… t arrangements. …"

New York

By The Center for Public Integrity

A snapshot of ethics practices in New York

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York":

"… rchase the reference, visit www.cogel.org. …"

"… of those states where no ethics agency oversees any aspect of disclosure. New York is among seven of those states - including Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, No …"

"… ons of government.More InfoWhat, if any, ethics agency exists in the state?New York has the New York State Ethics Commission, which is enabled by Executive La …"

"… .More InfoWhat, if any, ethics agency exists in the state?New York has the New York State Ethics Commission, which is enabled by Executive Law s. 94. The comm …"