Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White moves closer to chairing the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“At the SEC, there’s no institution too big to charge,” the former Manhattan U.S. Attorney told senators.
The CEO, chairman of the board and chief compliance officer have all be removed as a result of a foreign bribery investigation involving shares in a former Taiwan subsidiary.
Khuzami oversaw the SEC’s enforcement reaction to fallout from the global financial crisis.
The lawmakers also say the ATF agent who blew the whistle on Operation Fast and Furious is now facing an internal investigation.
Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa allege that William McMahon is working for the investment bank while receiving paid leave from the government agency.
Rep. Inslee (D-Wash), a gubernatorial candidate, asked the Attorney General to fully investigate the 2008 financial collapse before agreeing to a settlement.
The out-gunned prosecutors in the case labored under what the Associated Press once called an “amorphous blob of evidence.”
The Associate Director of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission will leave the agency to become a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP next month.
Antitrust stories we’re reading Monday: Newspaper pay walls, financial reform and the NCAA.
ERNST & YOUNG LLP's BRIAN LOUGHMAN ON TRENDS IN GLOBAL FORENSIC ACCOUNTING: Loughman, the Americas leader of Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, discusses how increased government enforcement, awareness of corruption risk and an emphasis on proactive compliance assessments by corporations is driving double-digit growth in the New York-based practice he leads.
"Quite frankly, I have been an agent of change and change is hard sometimes for individuals to deal with." -- acting ATF chief B. Todd Jones.