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Five Major Banks Agree to Parent-Level Guilty Pleas

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/five-major-banks-agree-parent-level-guilty-pleas

Press release on guilty pleas to felony charges by five large banks for illegally manipulating interest and exchange rates.  From the Justice Department

 

United States of America v. Robert F. McDonnell

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/docs/pdfs/154019or.pdf

Order of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell may remain free while pursuing his appeal of his conviction on corruption charges.  McDonnell had been scheduled to report for prison on February 9, 2015.  Posted by Justia

 

SEC Announces Charges Against Standard & Poor’s for Fraudulent Ratings Misconduct

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.sec.gov/news/pressrelease/2015-10.html#.VMEEUmOa-JY

Agency press release which summarizes the charges against S&P for federal securities law violations involving misconduct in ratings of mortgage-backed securities.  Includes links to the specific SEC orders related to the case.  From the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Final Report of the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Network Agency Accountability Board

Categories: Congress,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/Redacted-December-2014-Agency-Accountability-Board-Report.pdf

 

An in-house investigation which absolves agents of the Central Intelligence Agency of allegations of unauthorized access to the computer drives used by staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, while that group was preparing its study of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the CIA, posted by  Allgov.com

 

U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Comply with Laws that Safeguard the Public

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2015/DOT-fines-Honda-$70-million

 

Agency press release about a pair of $35 million fines levied against Honda for failing to report deaths, injuries, and warranty claims to the federal government in violation of disclosure law.   Also provides a list of the major civil penalties imposed on vehicle manufacturers during 2014.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

United States Secret Service Protective Mission Panel

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Homeland Security

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/14_1218_usss_pmp.pdf

Executive summary of the report of an independent panel created to offer recommendations for improving the performance of the U.S. Secret Service.  Full report is classified but summary includes recommendations to provide stronger leadership from outside the Secret Service, make the White House fence taller and less scalable, and add more officers to the force.  From the Mission Panel

 

CIA Comments on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report on the Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/CIAs_June2013_Response_to_the_SSCI_Study_on_the_Former_Detention_and_Interrogation_Program.pdf

Response of the agency responsible for the detention and interrogation program to the Senate Intelligence Committee study.  Declassified in December 2014.  From the Central Intelligence Agency

 

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism,Treaties

http://www.intelligence.senate.gov/study2014/sscistudy1.pdf

Includes the foreword by Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, Findings and Conclusions, and the lengthy Executive Summary.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

 

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