Schneiderman Announces Subpoenas, But on Campaign Finance

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 9:39 am

Good news, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a wide-ranging subpoena yesterday. Only it had nothing to do with the financial fraud task force he’s co-chairing. Instead, this was a subpoena about campaign contributions to tax-exempt groups: Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York has begun investigating contributions to tax-exempt groups that are [...]

Justice Department Responds on Securitization Fraud Task Force

By: Friday April 13, 2012 7:05 am

The Justice Department has responded to allegations that they have not staffed the RMBS working group, the division within their financial fraud task force co-chaired by Eric Schneiderman which is supposed to investigate and prosecute banks for securitization fraud. Adora Andy, a DoJ spokesperson, told me in a statement: The new Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working [...]

Pam Bondi Pretends She Did Everything She Could in Foreclosure Fraud Investigations

By: Friday February 3, 2012 8:15 am

More on the developments in the foreclosure fraud settlement in a minute. But first, I have to highlight this unbelievable bit of chutzpah for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, one of the settlement’s biggest cheerleaders. Florida is the worst state in America in terms of the foreclosure crisis, or at least in the top 3. [...]

Register of Deeds Curtis Hertel Received FBI Subpoena on Foreclosures

By: Thursday August 18, 2011 8:20 am

Curtis Hertel of Ingham County is the latest register of deeds to gain notoriety for work exposing foreclosure fraud. Marcy Wheeler reports on how he’s using the evidence collected at his office to push to change Michigan into a judicial foreclosure state. In Lansing today, Ingham County (Lansing Area) Registrar of Deeds, Curtis Hertel and [...]

Justice Department Plans to Subpoena Goldman Sachs for Documents “Within Days”

By: Friday May 20, 2011 12:30 pm

I mentioned in yesterday’s Roundup that Carl Levin was hopeful of some action by the Justice Department against Goldman Sachs. Levin wrote the report from the Senate Permanent Subcommittee of Investigations not only accusing Goldman of defrauding investors, but lying to Congress about that fraud. At the time, I said that Levin either has real [...]

Halliburton Defies EPA Request for Information on Chemicals Used in Fracking

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 10:27 am

While Republicans try and figure out the best possible way to dismiss climate science, the EPA has quietly and gradually gone about their business. Today, they finalized rules for oil and gas facilities to report their greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA is under a Supreme Court order to regulate GHGs under the Clean Air Act, [...]

How the MOTU’s Work: FCIC’s Goldman Chronology

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 8:58 am

I’ve only been half paying attention to Goldman Sachs getting a subpoena from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, but if you look at what Goldman Sachs actually did to stonewall the panel it’s pretty revealing. It’s worth reprinting the FCIC’s chronology in full. Keep in mind that Lloyd Blankfein did appear before the committee back [...]

Ensign Aides, Nevada Businesses Get Subpoenas

By: Thursday March 18, 2010 1:35 pm

In non health care-related news, John Ensign is in a fair bit of trouble. As in grand jury investigation kind of trouble. Nevada Senator John Ensign is in the crosshairs of a Department of Justice criminal investigation. The criminal probe stems from a romantic affair Ensign had with the wife of his key staffer and [...]

Geithner To Testify On AIG/NY Fed Emails

By: Thursday January 14, 2010 12:27 pm

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has announced that he will testify before the House Oversight Committee about the AIG bailout. Geithner will appear before the committee on Jan. 27, a congressional aide said on Thursday. Geithner has come under heavy criticism after it was disclosed that Fed staffers urged AIG to limit the amount of information [...]

Ed Towns Subpoenas New York Fed For AIG Documents

By: Tuesday January 12, 2010 11:37 am

The battle for transparency at the Federal Reserve just ratcheted up a notch. Edolphus Towns, the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, just issued a subpoena to the New York Federal Reserve Bank, asking for documents related to AIG and their counter-party payments. As we’ve been tracking, the NY Fed, then under [...]

TSA Drops Their Subpoenas For Two Bloggers

By: Friday January 1, 2010 11:11 am

Good work, everyone. The story of two bloggers receiving subpoenas by the Transportation Security Administration for posting new security guidelines provoked outrage among journalists, civil liberties advocates and others. A couple days after issuing the subpoenas, however, the TSA has dropped them. The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday dropped the subpoenas it had issued to [...]

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