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      • Meddling in Mergers

        Meddling in Mergers

        President Trump’s effort to influence the outcome of the prosecution of his buddy Roger Stone represents another threat to the rule of law in the United States. Yet it is not just the rule of criminal law that is endangered. The Trump Administratio…
        - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 20, 5:00pm -
      • Bribery and Airbus

        Bribery and Airbus

        Given all the talk about the globalization of supply chains and other business activities, it is encouraging to see that international coordination can also occur when it comes to the investigation of corporate misconduct. That is part of the story i…
        - 14 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 6:50pm -
      • The Belated Crackdown on Wells Fargo

        The Belated Crackdown on Wells Fargo

        It took three years but a leading federal bank regulator has finally gotten tough with probably the most lawless large financial institution in the country. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, an arm of the Treasury Department, recently to…
        - 21 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 5:05pm -
      • Getting Tough on Corporate Killing

        Getting Tough on Corporate Killing

        The lead story on the front page of a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal was about the former chief executive of a Brazilian mining company not widely known in the United States. The Journal’s editors probably realized their readers would be…
        - 28 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 5:31pm -
      • The Controversial Corporations Exploiting Citizens United

        The Controversial Corporations Exploiting Citizens United

        It has now been exactly ten years since the U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates for special-interest political advertising in its Citizens United ruling. To mark the occasion, the Center for Responsive Politics has published an excellent report…
        - 35 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:41pm -
      • U.S. Prosecutors and Foreign Corporations

        U.S. Prosecutors and Foreign Corporations

        Federal prosecutors recently announced that telecommunications giant Ericsson will pay more than $1 billion to resolve allegations that it conspired to make illegal payments to win contracts in five countries. The settlement included a $520 million c…
        - 42 days ago, 9 Jan 20, 3:12pm -
      • A Boom Decade for Corporate Misconduct

        A Boom Decade for Corporate Misconduct

        Business journalists are looking back with amazement at the stock market’s track record over the past decade. Yet the 2010s were also a boom period for corporate crime and misconduct. In Violation Tracker my colleagues and I have documented more th…
        - 49 days ago, 2 Jan 20, 4:23pm -
      • The 2019 Corporate Rap Sheet

        The 2019 Corporate Rap Sheet

        While the news has lately focused on political high crimes and misdemeanors, 2019 has also seen plenty of corporate crimes and violations. Continuing the pattern of the past few years, diligent prosecutors and career agency officials have pursued the…
        - 63 days ago, 19 Dec 19, 9:47am -
      • Corporate Law & Order

        Corporate Law & Order

        Some of the best episodes of the old Law & Order television series were the ones in which the prosecutors investigated corporate misconduct. In 1992, for example, one episode titled “The Corporate Veil” featured a plot involving a medical equipme…
        - 72 days ago, 10 Dec 19, 1:10am -
      • Putting Strings on Bank Mergers

        Putting Strings on Bank Mergers

        The U.S. financial system has survived a decade without another meltdown like that caused by the proliferation of toxic securities in the late 2000s. The credit belongs to tougher regulation, not to a moral conversion on the part of the large banks.…
        - 77 days ago, 5 Dec 19, 4:38pm -

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