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March 11, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

Why Congress Should Be Wary of Mary Jo White



Financial Oversight Is Mary Jo White—President Obama’s nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission—an intrepid enforcer who will hold Wall Street accountable? Or will she look out for the financial industry she used to represent?

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Topics: Financial Sector

March 7, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Pick for Top Wall Street Cop Has Defended Bank Execs



Financial Oversight The leading candidate for the job of chief of enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) formerly defended JPMorgan and a chief executive of Bank of America, according to a New York Times article.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 19, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Bill Moyers Praises POGO Report on the SEC’s Revolving Door



Bill Moyers on POGO's SEC Report Bill Moyers lamented the revolving door between financial regulators and Wall Street while praising the Project On Government Oversight’s recent report on the subject in a new broadcast essay.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 19, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

New York Panelists Debate Revolving Door, POGO’s Report



SEC Seal A group of panelists convened at The New York City Bar Association last week to discuss "The Financial Crisis and the ‘Revolving Door" and a POGO report about the revolving door at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Topics: Financial Sector

February 19, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Justice Dept. to Use the G Word with Big Banks?



Financial Oversight Until now, the prosecution model for big banks involved in the financial crisis and subsequent scandals has been to settle for large sums with no admission of guilt, but now that strategy may be changing.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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