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"… s and directors, though it still has time to do so. Black, the former OTS official, says the agency’s review of banks like UCB shows how the FDIC followed …"

"… t payments on their initial, failing loans, according to the lawsuit. Bank officials approved policies “void of the most basic prudent lending controls,” …"

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"… the United States. Bruce Riedel, a former senior National Security Council official and CIA officer dealing with the Middle East, said that a less repressive …"

"… ne fifth of the world’s known oil reserves. King Abdullah, who has ruled officially since 2005 and de facto since 1995, is progressive in Saudi terms and ha …"

"… nationalism by wrapping themselves literally in Bahraini flags.IranIranian officials from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and gov …"

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"… lick Cash. After months of silence from the Nevada-based companies, state officials were surprised when two Indian tribes, the Santee Sioux Nation of Nebrask …"

"… ist said no one was available to answer questions, but promised to have an official from the tribe call the Center. No one from the tribe responded to repeat …"

"… ays that the tribes want to reach a settlement in Colorado, too, but state officials have shown no interest in working things out. Guest notes that “I pers …"

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"… pacity magazines and other military features, according to law enforcement officials, investigative documents and court records.Other popular models identifie …"

"… of the border, the rifle can fetch upwards of $2,000 to $3,000 in Mexico, officials said.A matter of legal interpretationThe Obama administration says the pr …"

"… .“They let in just about anything,” said Gerald Nunziato, a former ATF official, who is now an independent consultant.Added Arizona’s former Democratic …"

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"… rs of cash by two billionaire customers.One of the bank’s moves amid the official push was to develop a computer program that would red-flag questionable mo …"

"… ys, management branded him as a troublemaker and eventually fired him.Bank officials say the computer program was a success, and that it does what it’s supp …"

"… the special inspector general for the federal bailout program, claims bank officials hid massive losses at Merrill from shareholders and then squeezed taxpaye …"

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"… nd in January if extra supervision is needed, a senior Treasury Department official told the Financial Stability Oversight Council today.The council – made …"

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"… ip Morris spokesman in Russia, Sergey Chernenko, acknowledged that company officials took part in the working group. “It is a natural democratic approach to …"

"… meeting with then President Vicente Fox, according to a former government official who attended the meeting. After the meeting, the government announced a co …"

"… 6 million in 2009, according to the Center for Responsive Politics – WHO officials say they are seeing more government-relations work in emerging markets. B …"

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"… ons: $52,000 to a charity run by the wife of the finance minister, the key official in deciding how much excise tax will be levied on tobacco.An ext …"

"… door exists between the Russian government and the tobacco industry, with officials at times holding concurrent positions with both industry groups and the a …"

"… stributes one billion cigarettes to soldiers, free of charge.Donskoy Tabak officials declined to comment for this story.Tobacco-control activists and business …"

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"… he plummeting stocks is a decade-long history of rampant fraud and lack of official oversight. Each year, thousands of tons of fish have been illegally caught …"

"… and Italians, joined by Turks and others, Mediterranean fishermen violated official quotas at will and engaged in an array of illegal practices: misreporting …"

"… 1998 and 2007, according to an analysis by ICIJ. The analysis was based on official estimates of total catch, Japan wholesale market prices, and official quot …"

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"… rket in the Mediterranean lasted only three months,” recounted a Spanish official who for years oversaw the industry. “The possibility of caging live blue …"

"… d’s supply, are starting to balk at excesses in the industry. Last year, officials in Japan took the unprecedented step of blocking the entrance of more tha …"

"… s with live fish. But the investment created a vicious cycle, ranchers and officials say. Once the ship owners had purchased multimillion dollar vessels, they …"

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"… is honing its focus on more large manufacturing sites, the agency’s No.2 official told reporters today.OSHA has inspected 187 worksites as part of its Recor …"

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"… o have a grassroots lobbying message,” said Marcus Owens, the former IRS official. Further, business trade groups such as the Chamber of Commerce have long …"

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"… of self-custodians by the SEC invites future scandals.”Last year, an SEC official told lawmakers that out of about 11,300 investment advisers registered wit …"

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"… e individual executives, didn’t identify Marcus as a convicted felon.HUD officials declined to comment on Gregg Marcus and his criminal conviction. In a sta …"

"… ned.While HUD says it tries to keep felons out of the FHA program, housing officials say they cannot bar other individuals just because they had previously wo …"

"… pany was barred from the program in 2009. The executive is currently a top official at another FHA lender in Texas, according to documents and interviews.BSM …"

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"… in Afghanistan are suspected of bribing both Taliban and Afghan government officials;U.S. money for a trash collection program in Iraq, administered by a bewi …"

"… se of the complex contracting chain.Edward Harrington, an Army procurement official, could not tell the Wartime Contracting Commission hearing in July how muc …"

"… ack trucks on certain routes, while other bribes flow to Afghan government officials, further fueling corruption, the report said.Solutions?Experts say some s …"

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"… ational tobacco producers said to have paid out a combined $6.2 million to officials of seven foreign governments, in attempts to win favorable business deals …"

"… ting FCPA bribery rules, enacted in 1977 to combat U.S. bribery of foreign officials.The companies have already settled with the two agencies, paying a combin …"

"… risk for corruption, and where gift-giving and side deals with government officials are commonplace, experts said.If the SEC’s allegations are true, “the …"

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"… endorsed Tiefer’s proposition — Edward Harrington, an Army procurement official; Cathy Read, the State Department’s head of acquisition; and Drew Luten, …"

"… f acquisition; and Drew Luten, a U.S. Agency for International Development official. Another commission member, Katherine Schinasi, pointedly asked the govern …"

"… ntracts because of human trafficking. None did.During questioning of a KBR official, Commissioner Grant Green asked how the company made sure its subcontracto …"

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"… oncluding that all forms of asbestos are dangerous and condemning industry officials for keeping the compound from being listed under Annex III of the Rotterd …"

"… khtar Ablyazov, who was accused of embezzlement. Ablyazov, who had been an official in the Kazakhstan government, fled to London. He told Vedomosti, …"

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"… working for herbicide, fungicide or pesticide manufacturers, she added.EPA officials said that with a limited budget the agency must rely heavily on research …"

"… for instance. These provide sufficient safeguards against skewed results, officials said.“Companies have a very strong incentive to follow the guidelines, …"

"… said. “Our scientists go over the studies with a fine tooth comb.”EPA officials said they were not able to provide a list of all omitted research.A spoke …"

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"… dog recommended the Army consider “corrective action with respect to ANC officials responsible for handling Ms. Gray’s termination and an appropriate reme …"

"… questions about retaliation against Gray and grew frustrated with an Army official who testified.Lt. Gen. Steven Whitcomb, the Army’s inspector general, li …"

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"… d not be reached for comment. When Kezer’s case was filed in 2008, a top official with Buchanan Automotive called his claim that the dealer doctored officia …"

"… fficial with Buchanan Automotive called his claim that the dealer doctored official paperwork “a very false statement.” In court filings, Buchanan’s att …"

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"… tatus of the inspectors general to political appointees, an administration official told the Center. “The administration does not support in any way politic …"

"… the Inspector General and we have not proposed these changes,” said the official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because talks between Congress a …"

"… cerned the watchdogs faced a conflict of interest in reporting to the very officials in their agencies they were most likely to investigate.“One of the lega …"

Too big to jail?

By David Heath

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"… s no widespread patterns.”That surprises William K. Black, a former OTS official who helped coordinate criminal investigations during the S&L crisis. …"

The road gang

By Matthew Lewis

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"… t the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). They intend to do this, one official recently said, “before we undertake massive expansion” of existing roa …"

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"… hook if they go bad, according to sources familiar with the probe. Federal officials say they are concerned that the Rainy Day Foundation could be thwarting g …"

"… ncies and “assists in managing HUD Neighborhood Watch statistics,” the official default figures maintained by the Department of Housing and Urban Developm …"

"… hether coverage had any value for borrowers, but shortly thereafter, a HUD official affirmed the department’s policy.An endangered fundThe official concerns …"

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"… e statements, but the true number they represent is many times higher than official reports, said James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and …"

"… t lobby disclosure forms for the alliance and for Polsinelli, talked to an official at the Senate’s public records division and learned the alliance was fil …"

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"… s of U.S. troops fighting the Taliban.But that’s just an estimate. A key official in the inspector general’s office established to oversee Afghan reconstr …"

"… irs office for procurement named a lieutenant colonel in Virginia, an Army official in San Antonio, a deputy secretary in the Army in Virginia and a general i …"

"… secretary in the Army in Virginia and a general in Afghanistan. No single official would be able to explain all the aspects of a given contract, the office s …"

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"… David Blumenthal, the administration’s top health information technology official, said at Thursday’s hearing that ensuring the safety of the systems is …"

"… fy the best opportunities to improve safety.”  Shuren, the FDA official, offered three possible options for federal oversight. He said the agency …"

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"… d that they had been raped or otherwise sexually assaulted on campus. OCR officials have said punishing schools is unnecessary and impractical; an ultimate p …"

"… er cases to the Justice Department for litigation, but hasn’t needed to, officials have said, because schools naturally fall into line once they are investi …"

"… inst schools, and instead they use this very soft approach.” Former OCR officials countered that investigations themselves are onerous and costly for colle …"