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Ex-Watchdog May Have Flirted With Worker He Was Supposed To Be Watching

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inspector general who left amid months of turmoil at his office may h...

Major Regulator Loses Top Watchdog

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - David Kotz, the inspector general at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who has a reputation as a tough watc...

SEC Watchdog Faces Complaints Of 'Abusive Investigative Practices'

Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

David Kotz, the top watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission, is facing mounting criticism over some of the investigative techniques tha...

Watchdog: SEC Made 'Irresponsible' Leasing Decision Last Year

AP | By MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The internal watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission has found that the agency made "irresponsible" decisions in leasing a la...

SEC Cleared On Timing Of Goldman Lawsuit, But Agency Tried To Maximize Press

AP | MARCY GORDON and DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission has found no hard evidence that the SEC timed the announcement of its fraud case...

SEC: We've Toughened Enforcement Efforts After Madoff Scandal

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Senators pressed the Securities and Exchange Commission's chief enforcement official Wednesday to explain why the agency has yet to...

Why Can't the SEC Crack Financial Cases? The Peace Corps?

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Who knew that working as a lawyer for the Peace Corps was a stepping-stone to becoming the Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission?

NO SEC Staffers Fired In Porn Investigation

washingtonpost.com | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

None of the Securities and Exchange Commission employees caught using government computers to view pornography has been fired, the agency's inspector ...

SEC Rarely Rewards Whistleblowers, Inspector General Investigation Finds

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission has had a bounty program for two decades to reward outside whistleblowers. But it has made f...

Economic Reform is Overdue

Mary Shannon Little | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Shannon Little

One would hope Congress would have approached Wall Street reform with the same gusto they have brought to debating a public option in health care. It's time to tackle the thorny issues that brought us to this point.

SEC Watchdog Pushes For Sweeping Changes After Madoff Failure

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The watchdog of the Securities and Exchange Commission has recommended a new system for handling the thousands of tips and complain...

Barry Rithotlz: Giving The SEC Teeth

The Big Picture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Barry Ritholtz Note: this post also appeared on Ritholtz's blog, The Big Picture. The problems at the SEC were decades in the making. The a...

Family of SEC Official Whose Unit Got Madoff Tip Lost $2 Million In Scam

bloomberg.com | David Scheer and Joshua Gallu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Family members of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement official, whose unit got a tip in 2005 that Bernard Mad...

Madoff Scald: SEC Inspector-General Meets With Fraudster

Jun. 18, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Admitted fraudster Bernard Madoff, the mastermind of history's biggest Ponzi scheme, had a three-hour meeting with the Securities an...