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October 8, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

SEC Issues $14 Million Whistleblower Reward



whistleblowers2 An unidentified tipster has received a $14 million federal reward for aiding an “enforcement action that recovered substantial investor funds,” according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announcement last week.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections, Financial Sector

September 26, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

SEC Recusals Highlight Revolving Door Dangers



Revolving Door Prior work of SEC Commissioners creates conflicts of interest in settlement deals, confirming concerns about the revolving door system.

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Topics: Financial Sector

September 20, 2013

By Jamie Neikrie

SEC Continues Fight Over ‘No Admit No Deny’ Policy



SEC Seal The Securities and Exchange Commission continues to implement and debate its policy that allows companies to avoid admission of guilt, despite announcements that seemed to signal a potential shift.

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Topics: Financial Sector

September 13, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Why Zero Wall Street CEOs Are in Jail



Financial Oversight Five years after Lehman Brothers fell and the U.S. economy collapsed in on itself, not a single Wall Street C.E.O. is in jail. In fact, none of them have even faced criminal charges.

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Topics: Financial Sector

August 26, 2013

By Michael Smallberg

SEC to Close Revolving Door Loophole



Revolving Door Closed The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is closing a loophole—highlighted by the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) in a February report on the revolving door—that allowed certain employees to lobby the agency immediately after leaving.

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Topics: Financial Sector

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