MoveOn Asks Justice Department to Investigate Romney’s False Statements on Federal Disclosure Forms

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 8:22 am has sent a finding of fact to the Public Integrity Section of the Justice Department, asking that they initiate an investigation into whether Mitt Romney lied on a federal financial disclosure form. This is an issue that arose back in July, during the debate over precisely when Romney left his job at Bain Capital. [...]

More Evidence Emerges That Romney Committed Felony By Lying to the FEC

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 12:21 pm

That would be the alternate headline to this AP story about Romney’s Bain Capital timeline: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said he had no active role in Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, after he exited in February 1999 to take over Salt Lake City’s Winter Olympics bid. But according to Bain [...]

Romney’s 2010 Tax Return Lacks Disclosure on Swiss Bank Account

By: Wednesday July 18, 2012 11:50 am

Just to follow up on this tax return issue that is playing havoc with Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign, it turns out that the returns he claimed to have fully disclosed were not fully disclosed: Mitt Romney has not released his full tax records from 2010, including key documentation connected to his Swiss bank account [...] [...]

Stripping Away Political Debate, Romney Lied on a Federal Form

By: Monday July 16, 2012 6:19 am

It seems to me that Ed Gillespie made the mistake of telling the truth yesterday about Mitt Romney’s departure from Bain Capital. He said that there “may have been a thought at the time that it could be part time, but it was not part time,” and that “He took a leave of absence and [...]

More Revelations Cement Lie About When Romney Left Bain Capital

By: Friday July 13, 2012 2:10 pm

Mitt Romney just gets into more and more trouble with his shifting stories around his departure time at Bain Capital. We have more evidence now that he committed some manner of felony when he told the FEC that he had “not had any active role with any Bain Capital entity and has not been involved [...]

Romney Attended Board Meetings of Bain Investments After He “Left”

By: Friday July 13, 2012 6:55 am

Mitt Romney’s problems over when precisely he left Bain Capital continue to pose a problem for him. He contradicted himself on two separate forms to two federal agencies, both of which carry a perjury statute. He told the SEC from 1999-2001 that he remained the CEO and sole shareholder of Bain Capital, and he told [...]

Romney Discrepancies Over When He Left Bain Capital Could Constitute a Felony

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 9:00 am

Over the last week, plenty of ink has been spilled over when precisely Mitt Romney left his position as CEO of Bain Capital. I wasn’t sure why this mattered. I recognize, per this story from the Boston Globe, that Romney’s statement about the timing of his departure matters because of his responsibility for certain companies [...]

BofA Hid Disclosure of Merrill Losses Before Merger

By: Monday June 4, 2012 6:19 am

So here’s another revelation of fraud for your Monday morning. Gretchen Morgenson has the story: Days before Bank of America shareholders approved the bank’s $50 billion purchase of Merrill Lynch in December 2008, top bank executives were advised that losses at the investment firm would most likely hammer the combined companies’ earnings in the years [...]

Chamber of Commerce Finds Loophole Around Campaign Spending Disclosure

By: Thursday May 31, 2012 7:47 am

An important ruling earlier this month appeared to pave the way for independent expenditure campaigns to have to declare their donors. However, the US Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest groups affected by this, believes they have found a way around it that would keep their donors secret. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, [...]

Senate Banking Committee Holds First Round of Hearings on Fail Whale Trades

By: Wednesday May 23, 2012 8:58 am

Federal regulators maintained at a Senate Banking Committee hearing yesterday that investigations against JPMorgan Chase were ongoing, but that several factors, especially the funding of their agencies, would hamper their efforts. This was the first confirmation by the heads of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler and Mary [...]

Court Ruling Would Mandate Disclosure on Some Campaign Ad Spending

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 6:55 am

Obviously the case below hasn’t reached the terminus of the judicial gauntlet yet, and given the Citizens United ruling it’s a candidate for being overturned. But the Supreme Court will now be given the opportunity to be as good as their word. In that ruling, they said that any issues with their ruling could be [...]

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