Corporate Ethics

The Securities and Exchange Commission accused IBM on Friday of bribing government officials in South Korea with cash payments and free computers.

setting up a clash with the housing regulator that oversees the companies.

Corporate Ethics Headlines

For O'Malley and friend, interests align in offshore wind bill (Post, March 17, 2011; 9:47 AM)

IRS pays Enron whistleblower $1.1 million (Post, March 16, 2011; 10:58 AM)

D.C. insiders can reap fortunes from federal programs for small businesses (Post, March 15, 2011; 11:52 AM)

Texas man charged in $100 million fraud case goes on trial in federal court in Virginia (Post, March 14, 2011; 6:12 PM)

Renault security agent charged with fraud, accused of inventing false claims against execs (Post, March 14, 2011; 4:54 PM)

D.C. insiders can reap fortunes from federal programs for small businesses (Post, March 13, 2011; 11:42 PM)

SEC chairman: Former general counsel should not have worked on Madoff fallout (Post, March 10, 2011; 10:56 PM)

Hacked e-mails show Web's usefulness in dirty-tricks campaigns (Post, March 6, 2011; 7:42 PM)

Death of a loved one can be beginning of hard fight with life insurer (Post, March 5, 2011; 7:28 PM)

Protecting Honest Tea's brand under Coke's big bureaucracy (By Steven Pearlstein, March 5, 2011; 7:20 PM)

SEC inspector general investigating agency's handling of Madoff fraud:  (Post, March 4, 2011; 1:12 PM)

Ex-member of Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble boards charged with insider trading (Post, March 1, 2011; 8:37 PM)

Coke buys Bethesda's Honest Tea (Post, March 1, 2011; 7:28 PM)

Several big donors to Hillary Clinton now facing criminal allegations (Post, February 19, 2011; 7:24 PM)

Fannie Mae, wasting taxpayers' money and time (By Mike DeWine, February 18, 2011; 12:00 AM)

In an Amish village, the SEC alleges a Madoff-like fraud (Post, February 17, 2011; 12:56 AM)

Macau's casinos rake in cash from Chinese who see gambling as an investment (Post, February 13, 2011; 5:39 PM)

Federal investigators expose vast web of insider trading (Post, February 12, 2011; 3:13 PM)

As lawmakers look at E-Verify, businesses fear expansion of immigration program (Post, February 9, 2011; 11:10 PM)

Kabul Bank employees flee to Pakistan amid investigation into lending, officials say (Post, January 31, 2011; 10:00 PM)

New push to strengthen mine safety faces resistance based on longtime strategies (Post, January 4, 2011; 10:41 AM)

Lawmakers seek cash during key votes (Post, December 26, 2010; 12:00 AM)

Sergey Kolesnikov's tale of palatial corruption, Russian style (By David Ignatius, December 23, 2010)

Rush to foreclose by Fannie, Freddie helped feed problems with legal paperwork (Post, December 23, 2010; 12:00 AM)

Hilton, Starwood settle corporate espionage lawsuit on trade secrets (Post, December 22, 2010; 9:26 PM)

An indictment against Ernst & Young? Maybe not . . . (By Allan Sloan, December 21, 2010; 11:19 PM)

1 arrested, 2 sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme (Post, December 18, 2010; 6:18 PM)

U.S. arrests 4 in insider trading probe centered on hedge fund industry (Post, December 17, 2010; 1:28 AM)

India lobbyist scandal draws attention to inner workings of fast-growing economy (Post, December 16, 2010; 4:59 PM)

BP, 8 other firms sued by Justice Dept. over gulf oil spill (Post, December 15, 2010; 8:18 PM)

Gun dealers often stay in business with new licenses after ATF shuts them down (Post, December 14, 2010; 12:27 AM)

Carter's Country, a Houston area gun seller, under investigation by federal grand jury (Post, December 13, 2010; 10:21 PM)

U.S. gun dealers with the most firearms traced over the past four years (Post, December 13, 2010; 9:55 PM)

U.S. gun dealers with the most firearms traced over the past four years (Post, December 13, 2010; 12:33 PM)

Pentagon forced to extend Iraq contracts that are under appeal (Post, December 12, 2010; 9:03 PM)

Small-business contracts under scrutiny from several federal agencies (Post, December 9, 2010; 8:40 PM)

Prosecuting investment fraud is good; preventing it is even better (By Michelle Singletary, December 8, 2010; 8:08 PM)

Bank of America to pay $137 million in state fraud cases (Post, December 7, 2010; 10:16 PM)

Greenpeace accuses Dow Chemical, Sasol and P.R. allies of corporate spying (Post, November 29, 2010; 6:39 PM)

Indian journalists accused of secretly helping politicians, businesses (Post, November 22, 2010; 8:45 PM)

The Wall Street snitch pitch (Post, November 22, 2010; 12:59 AM)

U.S. nearing end of major insider-trading probe (Post, November 20, 2010; 10:36 PM)

Post needs to beef up its coverage of allegations against Kaplan (By Andrew Alexander, November 19, 2010; 8:49 PM)

EG Solutions and MultimaxArray suspended in SBA contracts probe (Post, November 19, 2010; 12:32 AM)

Former Obama car czar Steven Rattner charged in pay-for-play scheme (Post, November 18, 2010; 10:47 PM)

Convicted corporate executive arrested in Mexico after 2 years on the lam (Post, October 27, 2010; 8:45 PM)

U.S. probing foreclosure processing firms (Post, October 25, 2010; 9:43 PM)

Task force probing whether banks broke federal laws during home seizures (Post, October 20, 2010; 12:11 AM)

Countrywide's Angelo Mozilo settles SEC charges for $67.5 million (Post, October 15, 2010; 10:33 PM)

GAO: Contractors get federal business despite violations (By Joe Davidson, October 13, 2010; 11:31 PM)

Obama continues attack on Chamber of Commerce (Post, October 11, 2010; 1:08 AM)

Obama won't sign bill that would affect foreclosure proceedings (Post, October 7, 2010; 11:31 PM)

Reston-based company MERS in the middle of foreclosure chaos (Post, October 8, 2010; 12:01 AM)

Connecticut and California join probe of Ally, order foreclosures freeze (Post, September 27, 2010; 10:47 PM)

Lure of quick profits snared investors in Carolina land deals (Post, September 25, 2010; 10:44 PM)

Kyrgyz leader seeks to bar U.S. contractors from supplying fuel to American base (Post, September 21, 2010; 8:02 PM)

OneUnited Bank received special treatment beyond what was disclosed (Post, September 17, 2010; 2:25 AM)

Long arm can't reach everyone:  Executives with criminal records slip through FHA crackdown (Post, September 12, 2010)

Maryland Sen. Currie indicted on charges of taking bribes from grocery chain (Post, September 2, 2010; 12:10 AM)

Congo Republic's heavy use of D.C. lobbyists prompts questions (Post, August 25, 2010; 4:32 PM)

How the Minerals Management Service's partnership with industry led to failure (Post, August 24, 2010; 10:14 PM)

The cash question: Murdoch, Fox and the GOP (By Howard Kurtz, August 18, 2010; 10:23 AM)

Hewlett-Packard's board vs. Mark Hurd: The right decision?:  In forcing out successful chief executive Mark Hurd, did Hewlett-Packard directors overreact to what, given his overall compensation, appears to be a modest abuse of his expense account? Or did the board underreact by allowing Hurd to resign with his full contracted severance package rather than firing him for cause? (Post, August 15, 2010)

Cohee at OneUnited, bank in Maxine Waters case, has checkered record:  CEO of OneUnited, at center of Rep. Waters ethics case, has record of legal and financial problems (Post, August 12, 2010)

After debt and legal issues, Roberto Donna starts from scratch with Galileo III:  Debt and lawsuits leveled Roberto Donna's empire. He seeks acclaim once more with Galileo III. (Post, August 8, 2010)

Contract fraud? CIA abuses? Financial crisis? Congress used to investigate. (By Raymond Smock and Roger Bruns, August 8, 2010)

Contractor gets 20 months and must repay $844,000 in D.C. technology office scam:  Executive at D.C. firm told to repay $844,000 in bribes and profits (Post, August 7, 2010)

In devising punishments, SEC faced with competing interests (Post, August 3, 2010)

Insurers hold billions in federal death benefits in unprotected accounts:  Families in the dark as companies hold billions in payouts, and earn interest, in unprotected accounts (Post, August 1, 2010)

Wyly brothers built an empire side-by-side (Post, July 31, 2010)

SEC charges billionaire Texas brothers who donate to GOP with fraud:  SEC: Billionaire brothers reaped $550 million in profits from illegal stock trades (Post, July 30, 2010)

Criminal probe of oil spill to focus on 3 firms and their ties to regulators:  Criminal inquiry to focus on three firms and their ties to regulators (Post, July 28, 2010)

GE to settle SEC charges of foreign bribery (Post, July 28, 2010)

GE to pay $23.4M to settle SEC complaint in foreign-bribes case (Post, July 27, 2010; 6:06 PM)

Was alleged Ponzi schemer an unsavory character invited in by Uncle Sam? (By Joe Davidson, July 21, 2010)

U.S. policy a paper tiger against sex trade in war zones:  U.S. policy is deemed ineffective in curbing workers' alleged actions (Post, July 18, 2010)

After Goldman Sachs settlement, SEC looking at exotic financial products:  Special unit examines exotic financial products, their risks (Post, July 17, 2010)

Critics question effectiveness of auditing oversight board:  Peekaboo: After 8 years on the job, new boss for corporate audits is much like the old one (Post, July 11, 2010)

Peekaboo: New boss over corporate audits is much like the old one (Post, July 9, 2010; 1:21 PM)

Labor Department jolts Postal Service over electrical work-safety violations (By Joe Davidson, July 9, 2010)

For scammers, senior citizens are rich prey (Post, July 7, 2010)

BP has steady sales at Defense Department despite U.S. scrutiny:  $980 MILLION IN PENTAGON SALES
Fuel contracts intact as U.S. weighs sanctions
(Post, July 5, 2010)

U.S. suit against husband's firm could be problem for Ehrlich running mate:  Husband of Ehrlich's running mate heads firm that U.S. accuses of fraud (Post, July 4, 2010)

Prince William picks new leader for scandal-tarred IT office:  Former N.M. official Hire in IT office follows embezzlement scandal (Post, June 27, 2010)

Supreme Court decision casts doubt on former Enron CEO's conviction:  Court limits anti-fraud law
Conrad Black case also may be in doubt
(Post, June 25, 2010)

Supreme Court decision casts doubt on former Enron CEO's conviction:  Court limits anti-fraud law Conrad Black case also may be in doubt (Post, June 25, 2010)

Defense attorneys laud Supreme Court ruling that casts doubt on CEO convictions:  Ruling is helpful but may not be a 'get-out- of-jail-free card' (Post, June 25, 2010)

Cases against Wall Street lag despite Holder's vows to target financial fraud:  BIG BANKS FACE NO CHARGES
Holder stresses 'totality' of task force's goals
(Post, June 18, 2010)

U.S. government accuses former mortgage executive of multibillion-dollar scam:  U.S. alleges billions lost in collapse of mortgage firm, bank (Post, June 17, 2010)

SEC's regional offices present managerial problems, become an obstacle to reform:  Managerial shortcomings and infighting at Fort Worth office highlight the challenges facing agency's leaders in Washington (Post, June 10, 2010)

Md. businessman arrested; among six charged in Iranian satellite scheme:  Md. businessman among six charged with embargo violation (Post, June 9, 2010)

Reports at BP over years find history of problems:  Internal inquiries show firm continued to ignore safety, environmental rules (Post, June 8, 2010)

Bollywood Mirage: The rise and fall of Vijay Taneja (Post, June 6, 2010)

Voting equipment maker Diebold settles accounting fraud charges for $25 million (Post, June 3, 2010)

Mine safety often a battle between regulators and companies:  Safety concerns, livelihood often clash as government expands scrutiny of energy industry (Post, June 2, 2010)

BP loses $21B in value in a day:  Firm's value plunges $21 billion in a day as criminal probe begins (Post, June 2, 2010)

Ethics office asks for investigation of lobby firm PMA Group's clients (Post, May 28, 2010)

Obama administration gets tough on business corruption overseas (By Mark Brzezinski, May 28, 2010)

Ethics office asks for investigation of lobby firm PMA Group's clients (Post, May 27, 2010; 1:23 PM)

Lawmakers assail Minerals Management Service (Post, May 26, 2010; 4:16 PM)

CAPITOL ASSETS An occasional look at congressional investing:  Rep. Moran's portfolio shows Congress' leeway in trading (Post, May 25, 2010)

Kyrgyzstan investigating firms that sold fuel supplied to U.S. air base (Post, May 5, 2010)

Goldman Sachs now hit with 6 shareholder suits:  LEGAL ASSAULT WIDENING
Firm makes disclosure in regulatory filing
(Post, May 4, 2010)

Justice probe of Goldman goes beyond deals cited by SEC:  Criminal probe digs into trades beyond those targeted in SEC civil suit (Post, May 1, 2010)

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