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January 10, 2011 UBS Investment Banker's Co-Defendant Koval Pleads Guilty in Insider Case

Source: Bloomberg

Alexei Koval, accused of conspiring with former UBS AG investment banker Igor Poteroba to make almost $1 million in an insider-trading scheme, pleaded guilty to securities fraud in Manhattan federal court.

January 10, 2011 French Investigating Suspected China Connection to Renault Spy Case

Source: NY Times

PARIS — The French government is investigating possible Chinese involvement in a suspected case of industrial espionage related to electric cars at the automaker Renault, a lawmaker from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s party said...

January 7, 2011 SEC probes California over Calpers: report

Source: Reuters

The U.S. securities regulator is examining whether the state of California violated securities laws by failing to disclose the risks attached to its public pension fund, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge...

January 4, 2011 Feds eyeing Madoff kin

Source: NY Post

Prosecutors are still looking to charge Bernard Madoff's wife, Ruth, and other relatives, according to court papers filed yesterday by the Ponzi king's former director of operations

December 31, 2010 Rattner Will Pay $10 Million to Settle Cuomo Probe

Source: Bloomberg

Steven Rattner, a co-founder of the private-equity firm Quadrangle Group LLC, will pay $10 million to settle kickback allegations involving New York’s pension fund, less than half of the $26 million state Attorney General Andrew...

December 30, 2010 Audits must not be rubber stamps

Source: Press Telegram - CA

The five words most feared by someone perpetrating a fraud are: "Can we see your books?" But in today's world of sophisticated scams, Ponzi schemes and government corruption, the scammers have that one covered. The sad truth is...

December 30, 2010 Pope Benedict Commits Vatican to Upholding European Money-Laundering Laws

Source: Bloomberg

Pope Benedict XVI committed the Vatican to upholding European Union rules against money laundering and financial fraud amid an Italian probe into the Holy See’s banking operations. In an apostolic letter published today on the...

December 30, 2010 Insider trading defendants in prime time to deal

Source: Reuters

Four men arrested earlier this month for sharing confidential corporate information may have a window to negotiate favorable terms with U.S. prosecutors before they are formally indicted, legal experts say.

December 29, 2010 5 Big Moments that Tested Business Ethics this Decade

Source: BusinessNewsDaily

Since Jan. 1, 2001, we’ve lived through countless events in which businesses’ ethics were tested. Diane Swanson, chairwoman of Kansas State University’s business ethics education initiative, trimmed the long list of events to...

December 29, 2010 SEC probes trading in pvt Internet companies: reports

Source: Reuters

The U.S. securities regulator is looking into trading in privately-held Internet companies including Facebook and Twitter, media reports said, citing people familiar with the inquiry. The Securities and Exchange Commission has...

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