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Corporate & Financial Accountability

Do Soccer's 'Game Fixing' Problems Mean Anything for Whistleblower Protections in American Sports?

Dylan Blaylock, July 19, 2011

In my role monitoring news from around the world related to whistleblowing, sports stories don't pop up frequently. Certainly a few years back, virtually every single time I saw the actual word "whistleblower" in an international article related to sports, it was used to describe the referee in Australian Rules Football, or soccer.

AIG Role Still Haunts James Cole's Chances to be Deputy Attorney General

Bea Edwards, December 07, 2010

As the 111th Congress draws to a close, the heat is on to confirm James Cole as Deputy Attorney General.

In Toyota Accountability News...

Lindsay Bigda, August 11, 2010

In news regarding automaker Toyota’s continuing problems with “unintended acceleration” – a sudden increase in speed that may be linked to several accidents and deaths since 2001 – preliminary findings from federal officials seem to support the company’s claims that problems lie not in faulty electronics, but rather in other issues suc

Dissecting James Cole’s Answers to Sen. Grassley regarding AIG

Bea Edwards, July 19, 2010

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on James Cole’s nomination for Deputy Attorney General tomorrow – Tuesday, July 20th. Serious doubts remain, however, about Cole’s role at AIG before, during and after the company’s financial collapse in September 2008. I posed him some questions prior to Cole’s hearing last month on GAP’s YouTube channel. 

James Cole Unresponsive to Grassley on AIG Role

Bea Edwards, July 08, 2010

cole_big-355x319On July 2nd, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) posed written questions to James Cole, the Obama administration’s nominee for the post of Deputy Attorney General. Many of these questions focused on Cole’s role as the Independent Consultant placed at AIG from 2005 through 2009 as part of two deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs).

Cassano Hearing Echoes Problems with James Cole

Bea Edwards, July 01, 2010

The public finally got a look at the trio who ran AIG aground before the bailout in 2008 when they appeared before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission yesterday. Joseph Cassano, Martin Sullivan and Robert Lewis seemed defiant and pained, still stunned and humiliated, respectively.

James Cole Update: Picking Apart the DOJ Statement on his Role at AIG

Bea Edwards, June 28, 2010

For the past two months, GAP has criticized the nomination of James Col

International Support for Financial Sector Whistleblowers

Bea Edwards, June 28, 2010

On Sunday, June 27th, the G-20 Toronto meeting of heads of government issued a declaration in which anti-corruption initiatives figured strongly. The leaders recognized that corruption, particularly in the financial services sector, had played a significant role in bringing on the economic crisis of 2008/2009.