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Archive for the ‘SEC’ Category

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Sep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202-780-5750 WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, 37 organizations signed an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging McConnell to reject any poison pill language in budget legislation that would prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from strengthening corporate disclosure laws by requiring transparency […]

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May

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images (Retrieved from Slate) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, 202.780.5750, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON D.C. – On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the FBI and the SEC are investigating Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) for his lucrative stock trades of real estate investment giant CBL Associates Properties, a real […]

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10
May

By: C. Ryan Barber, The National Law Journal, 5/10/16 In May 2014, Stephen Silberstein asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a rule requiring corporations to disclose their political spending. Nearly two years later, the activist investor was still waiting for a response. So in February, he petitioned for a court order to light […]

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22
Mar

By: Bethany McLean, Yahoo! Finance, 3/21/16 “Well first of all, these hedge fund folks, which by the way, they’re just doing what wealthy, connected people do. They’re sitting around as Congress is inept in dealing with this and they’re going to at some point try to fleece the American people.” So said Sen. Bob Corker […]

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Mar

Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2016 Contact: Daniel Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a second complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, alleging Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) concealed information about his stake in several hedge funds – funds […]

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10
Nov

Photo: Gary Cameron, Reuters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2015 Contact: Dan Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org, 202.780.5750 WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, alleging Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) may have engaged in insider trading and made false statements on his […]

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01
Oct

Photo: Paul Taggart, Bloomberg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2015 Contact: Anne Weismann, 202-780-5750 Dan Stevens, dstevens@campaignforaccountability.org WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) called on two congressional committees to investigate Martin Shkreli, the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, for manipulating the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulatory process for his personal financial gain.  CfA’s […]

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15
Sep

Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters By Vipal Monga and Maxwell Murphy, Wall Street Journal, 9/14/2015 Shareholders are hitting a wall with some major companies in their effort to persuade them to disclose how they spend corporate money to support political candidates. According to the Center for Political Accountability, at least one in 10 big publicly traded companies […]

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