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Two New Investigations Into AIG/Geithner

, January 26, 2010

In response to documents obtained because of a House Oversight and Government Reform committee investigation into the New York Federal Reserve’s handling of bailout money for AIG, Neil Barofsky, special investigator general overseeing the Troubled Assets Relief Program, has opened two new investigations into the shady deals, and will likely discuss their nature dur

New Food Safety Czar at FDA Has A Lot of Work To Do

, January 14, 2010

Last week, a former lawyer for both the agribusiness industry and the FDA, Michael Taylor, was named deputy commissioner for foods for the FDA.

GAP Hosts Discussion About Racial Issues at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank

Shelley Walden, January 13, 2010

Today, January 12, from 6-8 p.m. GAP will host a round-table conversation at the Cullen Room at the new Busboys and Poets (5th & K location) concerning recent evidence from whistleblowers showing that racial discrimination remains a challenge at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Investigating Project Corruption No Longer Priority for UN

, January 13, 2010

A new report has found that the United Nations (UN) has stopped investigating casesinvolving the possible theft or misuse of millions of dollars and scaled back on self-policing over the past year.

GAP Hosts Successful Discussion About Racial Issues at the World Bank and IDB

, January 13, 2010

Last night GAP hosted a discussion at Busboys and Poets about racial issues at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). There was a full house, with standing room only and more than 70 people in attendance, including representatives and employees from the IDB, World Bank (as observers), civil society and the U.S. government.

New Charges and New Arrests in the Satyam Scandal

Bea Edwards, November 26, 2009

New charges filed yesterday by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) allege that the accounting fraud at India’s Satyam Compu

Hermiston Herald (OR): GASP to Appeal Judge's Ruling

Intern, November 14, 2009


The attorney for GASP, an environmental group who has filed several legal challenges to the chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, is considering an appeal of Judge Michael Marcus' ruling against the group.

Richard Condit said despite the ruling, not everything went against the environmental group.

Weak Prescription for Improved World Bank Governance

Jesselyn Radack, November 06, 2009

This post was written by GAP International Reform Director Beatrice Edwards for herDaily Kos Blog.

GAP Client Robert MacLean has MSPB Trial Today

Dylan Blaylock, November 06, 2009

Today at 11 a.m., the case of GAP client Robert MacLean will be heard before the Merit Systems Protection Board. MacLean was fired for blowing the whistle on actions taken by the Transportation Security Administration to cancel Air Marshal service on cross-country flights during a ‘Code Red’ hijacker alert period. Years after revealing this disclosure, which resulted in the canceling of the unsafe order, MacLean was fired for his part in revealing “sensitive security information” – a pseudo-classification level that was retroactively applied to the information in MacLean’s disclosure.

IIC's Efforts To Invoke Immunities Denied Again In Vila Case

Bea Edwards, October 21, 2009

On October 5th 2009, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a request filed by the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) for a hearing en banc of its motion to dismiss claims filed by Jorge Vila, a former consultant. Vila filed his claim against the IIC – the private sector lending arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – in October 2006, and since then the Courts have turned back repeated efforts by the IIC to invoke its immunities.